Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane maintains that Los Blancos is ‘proud’ to take part in Alfredo di Stefano Stadium after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klop’s rejected claims that this is a ‘training squad.’
Real played at the training facility Valdebebas, which normally is home to Castilla, in order to finish restoration work at the Santiago Bernabeu, which coincided with fans who were not able to play due to the corona virus pandemic?
Klopp has reportedly told a media outlet about “This is a training pitch,” since Liverpool landed on the complex, that hosting Champions League Games is not good enough.
But Zidane struck back after Real won the first leg 3-1 and took a big advantage of Anfield next week’s return leg.
“I won’t talk about what he said. Our stadium is here. We play here and are proud that we play Alfredo Di Stefano,”
The Frenchman reflected on the game himself, “We really handled the game from the beginning. At the beginning of the second half we suffered a little because there’s another team out and they scored with just one opportunity but the 3-1 scoring finish is deserved tonight.”
Vinicius Junior had been the hero of the night scoring two goals on one side from Marco Asensio, with Zidane happy to see the young Brazilian contribute his goals to the contest, scored four times a year in his 36 predecessors.
“I don’t know if it was best for Vini Jr, but it’s really important for him and the team to get two goals in a quarter-final. He works hard, just like anyone else, and for a player to score goals always is necessary,”