‘Play like there’s no second leg’, urges ZZ

Zinedine Zidane has called on his Real Madrid side to play like ‘there’s no second leg’ and focus on winning their home leg at the Bernabeu.

Los Blancos host their city rivals Atletico on Tuesday before travelling to the Vicente Calderon next Wednesday but the French Coach has urged his side to focus on winning at their home.

"We know how important this match is,” Zidane said in his pre-match press conference on Monday.

"We must assume there's no second leg and play well from the first to the last minute of this match. We must only think about [Tuesday's] match and not about the return leg.

"Our fans will be with us, just like they were last weekend. They have helped the team a lot, they are an advantage and we need them.

"We aren't the favourites as this is a semi-final and it's 50-50, you can't dwell on what's gone before as what has happened, has happened.

"They have caused us difficulties, but so have many teams. Their strength is that they never give up, no matter what happens.

“Atletico always fight and use their weapons the best way possible, but we also have our own weapons and will focus on our game."

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