Three Champions League trophies and a step away from the semifinals this season. According to these trophies, Zinedine Zidane is one of the best coaches in the world in the last 30-40 years. He won everything on the Real Madrid bench, where, as soon as something goes wrong, criticism of him begins, clashes with the club's management ...
And Juventus would probably welcome him with open arms. Because the Turin black and whites have the Champions League trophy obsession. They won "a hundred" domestic trophies in the 21st century, but the Champions League is persistently eluding them.
And now there is talk again about the replacement of Andrea Pirlo at the end of the season. Who, then, would be a better solution for the Old Lady than Zinedine Zidane? "Both Italy and Spain, Real and Juventus are in my heart.
I spent five years at Turin and Juventus, they are still important to me. The future in Juve? For now, I am here in Madrid, but we will see ", said Zidane after the victory over Liverpool. Real won the first match of the quarterfinals of the Champions League against Liverpool with 3: 1 and they are on the way to placing among the four best teams on the continent.
"We studied Liverpool well before the game and prevented them from playing their way. We deserved a 3: 1 victory, I am proud of the team, we are in good shape, but the players are very tired now."
"I hope they will recover by the El Clasico.
We haven't won anything yet, but we are happy about the triumph." "Everything that the players are doing is incredible, considering all the difficulties we had in the previous period," Zidane underlined.
There is no time to sleep on our laurels, because the clash between Real and Barcelona awaits us for the weekend. Barcelona has been in phenomenal form lately. They started the season very badly, and it looked like it will be Barcelona's worst season in a long time.
However, Koeman's boys managed to recover, and are now in the race to win the Spanish league. Next to them, there is also Atletico Madrid which is currently first on the table. Given the rivalry which is one of the biggest but also the situation on the table, we can expect a very interesting match with many goals.
Of course, we will miss Ronaldo again
Barcelona will try to use the dominance they have lately and thus try to come to a victory, but we should not underestimate Real, which plays on two fronts, and which will try to win both titles.