Real Madrid vs Tottenham: Zidane speaks on 1-1 draw

Posted on Oct 18 2017 - 2:44pm by admin

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said that Tuesday’s 1-1 Champions League draw at home to Tottenham, set up a “final” where the Group H winner is likely to be decided at Wembley in two weeks’ time.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty cancelled out Raphael Varane’s own goal, as both teams left with one point apiece at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Keylor Navas were also in splendid form, with the Spurs captain denying Karim Benzema and Ronaldo, and Navas stopping Kane and Christian Eriksen.

Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 draw at APOEL Nicosia means both Madrid and Tottenham are all but sure to progress. But the group leaders will be decided in a fortnight when the two teams meet in the return leg at Wembley.

“Now there is a return game at Wembley and we will go there to try and win it,” Zidane told a news conference after the match.

“We will see how the next game goes. The three points we did not get here, we will try and get them at Wembley, which is now a game like a final.

“It is not their home pitch, and we will try and go there and win the game. If we play away as we did in Dortmund, we will be happy.

“I am happy, not for the result, as we always want to win at home.

“But we played well, made chances, hit the post, and there was also a great goalkeeper, on both sides.

“Karim would have liked to score, especially the header he had. Lloris will only save one out of every 10 of those. They defended very well, worked very hard, and it’s a logical result. “

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