Real Madrid coach remains positive as Spanish giants look to overturn crucial two-goal quarter-final first-leg deficit against Wolfsburg tonight
Madrid: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted he remains positive his side will overcome a 2-0 first-leg deficit to reach the Champions League semi-finals against Wolfsburg today.
Madrid need to end a run of bowing out in the Champions League the last eight times they have lost the first leg, but Zidane also stressed the need for patience.
"I'm always positive and I achieved something as a player with this philosophy. I see the faces of my players and they are very focused on the game, so that eases the pressure. We need to score, but we have 90 minutes to do so," said Zidane.
Madrid's fortunes have turned around in La Liga as they beat Barcelona earlier. And Zidane hopes this momentum will carry into the European encounter. "The message is patience because we know anything can happen in football.
Real Madrid players during a training session in Madrid yesterday ahead of their Champions League second-leg encounter against Wolsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu tonight. Pic/AFP
"We have to keep our heads, we are not going to win in 10 or 15 minutes. It will be much more difficult if they score a goal. "Anything can happen, but we need to be concentrated from the first minute."