Zinedine Zidane, the Real Madrid Manager has called on his charges to keep the right focus heading to the UEFA Champions League quarter final clash against Wolfsburg on Wednesday 6 April.
The Frenchman will be leading a team in high spirits after the Saturday 2 April win over Barcelona in the El Clasico which places the Spanish giants as the favorites heading to the match but Zidane is adamant that in Europe there are no favorites.
Speaking to the club’s official portal, the manager chose to respect Wolfsburg, the team having made it through to the Champions League quarters even though it is struggling in the German league.
“There are no favourites in the Champions League. Each and every game is important. Each game is like a cup final. In football if you ease off you end up paying for it. We’re enjoying a good run and you always have to be focused on what we’ve got to do, and the players are. That’s what I’m most interested in.
This is a team that have made it to the quarter-finals. They’ve struggled in their league, but that counts for nothing. This is a Champions League game and that means a lot to any player. They’ve deserved to get this far and tomorrow we’re going to be up against it. We’re going to go out there as we always do, play our game with our brand of football and we’re going to prepare well for it”. He said.