The Real Madrid bigwig appreciated the colossal task at hand
Although they went to Anfield with a 3-1 lead in their kitty, Real Madrid knew the job was far from done. Fraught by injuries with Lucas Vazquez adding himself to the pile of crucial names out for the club, the La Liga outfit knew it would need to dwell deep into its repertoire of resources.
Battered by a relentless Liverpool side, Real Madrid were rankled on manifold occasions. However, listless finishing from Liverpool and resolute defending from Liverpool earned the visitors a 0-0 draw and with it set up a semi-final with Chelsea.
Chelsea And Real Madrid To Meet In The CL
Speaking ensuing his side’s progression, Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane appreciated the quality Chelsea had. The Frenchman acknowledged that his team was going to be up against a gusty outfit but was also quick to emote towards the upcoming La Liga encounters as well.
“We’ve got a number of La Liga games to play before we face Chelsea, but it’s going to be a very tough tie,” said Zidane
“I’m not going to say anything. We’re alive in both competitions, but we haven’t won anything yet. We’ve had tough moments during the season, of course. But we’re still alive.
“We just have to carry on in this vein. We’ve finished this game in much better physical shape than against Barcelona.
“This week we’ve had to put a tremendous shift in and we come away from these three games feeling very happy. The character they have. They are a team who always want more. The more the going gets tough, the more they stick together. We’ve got bags of quality in this side, of course; but the character these players show is the most important thing.”
Real Madrid have managed to navigate a last couple of weeks exceptionally well. Despite missing out of the likes of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, the side managed to remain unbeaten in its clashes with Real Madrid and Barcelona.