Madrid ‘will go out to play’

Real Madrid will ‘go out to play’ away to Napoli and not sit back in their Champions League second leg tie, Coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed.

It is reported Madrid will play all three of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in a 4-3-3 formation, but the manager called for less focus on tactics and more on the mentality of the players.

"We always go out to play,” Zidane told reporters ahead of the encounter.

"For us it is important to play our own game, and play our football and try to win the game. We will not just try and manage the game, in no moment.

"4-4-2 or 4-3-3 does not change anything…for us what must change is our mentality, which we must have in every game. If the system changes, one, two or three up front, does not matter so much, the important thing is the attitude.

"They will start with lots of intensity – wanting to score to get hope. We must play 90 minutes at full intensity, for sure. Tomorrow we will have to suffer, leave everything on the pitch, as always.

“Technically we must always be very smart, as it is important to also play football. It is not just intensity, you must use your head and there are moments in the game when we will need our quality.”

Tags Napoli Zinedine Zidane