Trainer Zinedine Zidane is a great luxury problem solving in the run up to the uitduel of Real Madrid on Tuesday with Juventus in the quarter finals of the Champions League.
The Frenchman has so many good attackers that he was there probably three to disappoint. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema seem to be sure of a rise. Isco scored last Tuesday, three times for the Spanish national team in the 6-1 victory against Argentina. But Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio have also proven that they are good enough to be on the kick-off to appear.
“We are here with 25 players and they are all important”, let Zidane during the final press conference, not yet in the map look. “Juventus has a very good team and difficult to play. That they have often proved.”
Real beat Juventus last year (4-1) in the final of the Champions League. But the Spanish defending champions also lost the last four double-face meetings with Juventus in the Champions League. Zidane was as a player of Juventus twice won the national championship. Italian journalists wanted to know if he ever as a trainer to return in Turin. “That would be an honor” responded Zidane. “But I am well on my place at Real.”
Gianluigi Buffon, the 40-year-old goalkeeper of Juventus, won the Champions League never. He hopes that in both encounters with the Real are the chances of a European prize to keep alive. “Real is one of the strongest teams of the world. They have the Champions League two times in a row won. But in the two duels we have more chance than in one final. Worse than last year can almost not end”, he was referring to the lost final in Cardiff.