‘We are proud to play this stadium!’: Zinedine Zidane returns to Jürgen Klopp after the Liverpool boss criticized Real Madrid for their previous Champions League final performance. Runner-up
Zidane Zidane has returned to Jürgen Klopp after the Liverpool boss lamented Real Madrid̵7;s decision to host the Champions League pre-semi-final at a sophisticated training ground. 6,000
Madrid played throughout the outbreak at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium in Valdebebas as development work was underway in the famous Santiago Bernabeu, but Klopp remained exempt after the match.
After the 3-1 defeat, Klopp noted that at least Liverpool would have to show the second leg in But now Zidane has spoken and insisted he has no comment on what his partner thinks.
Zidane Zidane is back at Jurgen Klopp over comments on Madrid’s training ground.
The Reds lost 3-1 to the Champions League at Alfredo di Stefano on Tuesday night.
Klopp told reporters during his post-match news conference: ‘Tonight was weird because it was very difficult on the pitch. (At the Madrid training ground), but at least Anfield is the right one and it will be good for us.
‘It must be a really difficult task for Real Madrid at Anfield,’ added Klopp.
Speaking at Klopp’s words, Zidane told reporters in Spain after the last whistle: ‘I have no idea what Jürgen has to say, we are proud to play on this stadium.
‘Liverpool are an opponent and we know they will drop everything they have on the pitch, I have no questions about that.
Zidane defended Madrid’s small Valdebas stadium and insisted his men were proud to play there.
‘At least Anfield is the right pitch and it will be good for us,’ said Klopp, referring to the return.
‘We have to get ready and it will be a very good second leg. We have to do the same thing in the second leg. ‘
The Frenchman added: ‘We are pleased with the results. But we won nothing.
‘We are happy with the performance and what the players have done is really great after a lot of problems in our season.’
Liverpool are in form to overturn a deficit with their Spaniards after needing four goals to beat Barcelona in the semi-finals of 2019.
The Reds were beaten 3-0 at the Nou Camp with great performance by Lionel Messi despite being able to win a 4-0 reverse at Anfield despite not having both Mohamed Salah. John and Roberto Firmino
Madrid are now in control of the Champions League with a brace from Vinicius Jr.
The win was largely a result of Anfield’s roaring atmosphere, which will be absent next week as Madrid re-lock the horn with Klopp’s men.
The winner of the draw will face either Chelsea or Porto in the semi-finals.
Chelsea are currently leading the race, recording a crucial 2-0 victory in Portugal on Wednesday night, courtesy of Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell.