Zidane: Madrid ready to suffer

Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane insists his side side ‘must prepare to suffer’ but also ‘play good football’ against Paris Saint-Germain.

The Frenchman insisted the tie was far from over and it would be an extremely testing match for his side, who hold a 3-1 advantage from the first leg.

“You cannot think about the score-line we start with, it does not mean anything and we have to be prepared for any event, whether that is for or against us,” Zidane told his pre-match press conference.

“We know that we will have to play at the top of our game for 90 minutes or possibly more and we cannot think beyond that.

“We know we will have to suffer against a team like this, we must be prepared to suffer but also to play football.

“We will need to be at 100% and I would not start any player who is below that in terms of fitness or mentality.

“The pressure is something that we are used to, it will be in an intense, intimidating atmosphere but a lot of games are like that against Madrid.

“We know we will be on the pitch and it’s 11 against 11, and we will have to be in the position to give our maximum.

“Returning to Paris is always a pleasure for me, it’s always special but I cannot think about my personal situation, all I can think about is Madrid.”

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