After the first match of the semifinals of the Champions League in Madrid and the result 1: 1, Thomas Tuchel spoke about how Chelsea "should have solved the match in the first half", while his colleague Zinedine Zidane thinks that the result is fair, which announces an interesting rematch for seven days at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea played better in the first half, Real Madrid in the second half, and Zidane is satisfied. "We are alive", was the first thing the legendary Frenchman said after the game, and then continued: "We played much better than Chelsea in the second half, we had more chances.
They started better and were very fast. That is why the result is correct for both sides. " Zidane surprised many with the decision to start the game with three central defenders, while Dani Carvajal and Marcelo were on the flanks.
"We wanted to push them away from our goal slowly. But when you don't, it becomes difficult. It was hard until we scored the equalizer, then it looked better." "From that moment on, we controlled the game.
We have something to hope for in the return match. We are happy with the results and what we have done. "
After a shaky half an hour in Madrid, he will go out in front of Chelsea in London with three central defenders or he will change something again? "When you prepare for the game, you have to have all the details, the details ready.
We know that we play well away, but we must not forget their competitive character, they did not concede a goal in 16 games, which only shows their seriousness." "They are in the semifinals for a reason. " Television cameras captured the moment when Karim Benzema left the field in the second minute of overtime and a short conversation with Zinedine Zidane ...
"I wouldn't talk about it, it's something between us. It is a personal thing and emotional. Karim is doing impressive things. " Real Madrid still suffers a lot because apart from Karim Benzema, there is no scorer who is in the shape "I need everyone and we try to score as many goals as possible.
It's not easy when the players are not completely ready, you can't even expect that we will score three or four goals per match because it's much harder now. " Eder Militao deserved praise from the Spanish public after the match, who played one of the best matches in the Real jersey.
"He played well, but I wouldn't single anyone out. It was difficult for us to establish control, but when we did that, everything was easier." "I am happy for my players."