French international footballer and current Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has warned Napoli where there will be no let up from Madrid for 90 minutes. It seems to close their seventh successive qualification for the Champions League quarter-finals.
Last month, when a 3-1 defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu, Napoli host 11 times European Champions Tuesday visioning of cause the main distress and securing their first berth in the last eight European Premier Club competitions.
Zidane has loving memories of the San Paolo stadium which played against Napoli during last past five-year spell with Juventus.
However, he expects a “difficult” game; the former World Cup winner said that Real Madrid expects only one result.
The 44-year-old Real boss expressed in a packed conference in Naples on Monday, “It will be a difficult game, the same as it always is in the Champions League. It’s never easy here. I’ve played here in the past. The fans always get behind the team, which is really great, but it also spurs us on as well.”
“We’re more then ready. We’ve come here to win, not to try and manage the game. We’ll suffer, but we’re motivated.”
The Frenchman said that they might play with intensity while starting in the game. “Obviously they will play with a lot of intensity at the start of the game. But Napoli are a team that knows how to play in different ways.”
“They’re strong on the counter-attack and they use the flanks well. Tomorrow it’s crucial we start well. But we also have to have intensity for 90 minutes. I want us to leave everything out on the pitch and play good football, but also use our heads.”
Maurizio Sarri’s men were expecting a stadium packed to the rafters performs as their 12th man.
Azzurri captain Marek Hamsik said earlier that “There’s still everything to play for. I can’t wait to get on the pitch and soak up the atmosphere. It will be a great night, for us and for Naples.”
“We have to believe we can hurt them. They’re a team filled with star names, but we have to take the game to them.