Real Madrid has a 50-50 chance to beat Juventus in champions League – Zidane
SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (MARCH 17, 2018)
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane told journalists on Saturday (March 17) that quarter-final Champions League rivals Juventus will be complicated to beat and said there was a 50-50 chance of defeating the Italians in the play-offs.
Juventus will try to avenge last year’s Champions League final defeat by Los Blancos, whilst Real Madrid will be encouraged by their desire to win a 13th Champions League title.
Amid persisting reports that Real Madrid is interested in bringing Neymar onto the squad from PSG, Zidane only said he thought Neymar was a great player, but not one of his own men.
Zidane also dismissed rumours that Welsh forward Gareth Bale is unhappy at Real Madrid.
Bale has been linked to a possible move to either his former club Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester United after two seasons plagued by injuries
1. REAL MADRID PLAYERS TRAINING
2. FORWARDS GARETH BALE AND CRISTIANO RONALDO TRAINING WITH TEAMMATES
REAL MADRID COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE SAYING:
“I see them (Juventus) strong, like last year, competitive as always. The play-offs as always will be complicated, difficult, and to like all play-off its 50-50. We will play the first leg there and we will see.”
“Everyone can say what they want and I believe that what I say or the players say about Neymar, as always, is that he is a very good player, but he is not our player, he’s not a Madrid player so, as a coach, what I have to talk about is my players.”
“I think he (Bale) is happy to be with us and be part of this club and he has shown it. He’s an important player in this squad. This is above all to answer what you are saying, concretely I tell you he is not unhappy.”