Tonight’s Champions League semifinal between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, the Madrid boss was in a bullish mood in the press conference. The two times UCL winner as a coach was clear that none of his squad member was going to have their feathers ruffled in the first leg at Allianz Arena.
"We are not going to s**t in our pants, there is no such thing," he said to reporters at his pre-match press conference. "We like to play these games, are emotionally well, and we are prepared to play a great game."
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"I didn't want him to leave," Zidane continued. "He wanted to play more and I understand, I've never had problems with James. "This year it's been the same with other players who remain on the bench, and it's a f**ker for a coach. "He's going to be motivated because he's a football player and wants to do well. "Anyone who thinks I'm against James is wrong, he's a great player."
With no other trophy to fight for, there is importance placed on winning the third Champions League in a row.
"More than thinking about winning the Champions League, we think about playing a good match," Zidane added. "Every player wants to play in these type of matches, which are more difficult when you play against a different opponent. "I have no doubt that we will be at 150%."
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