Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will be heading to the return leg of the match against Wolfsburg in the UEFA Champions League quarter finals on Tuesday 12 April full of optimism that they will overturn the 0 – 2 deficit picked in the first leg a week ago.
The match will be staged at the Santiago Bernabeu and the Frenchman is calling on his charges to keep their calm that saw them recover from a 13 – point gap behind Barcelona in the La Liga to the current four – point gap.
He knows it will be tough for him and his charges but coming from a 4 – 0 win over Eibar in the Saturday 9 April league match he believes the deficit will be overturned and admits to loving playing under pressure as is the case.
“We’re 2-0 down, we have to score, but there’s 90 minutes or more to do that. The message is to be patient. In La Liga we were 13 points with the goal from Barcelona, now it’s 4. Everything happens in football.
“If we had won in the first-leg, it would be better. Now it’s going to be more emotional and difficult but we like these challenges. We want to turn it around and it’s nicer to win these games in difficult circumstances,” he said.