Zinedine Zidane, the head coach of Real Madrid CF, expressed his emotions after his team defeated Atalanta 3-1 (1-0 first leg) to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals.
“Congratulations to the players on a job well done from beginning to end against a team that expects a lot of physicality from you. You have to defend well, and I think we played a solid match in terms of ball control,” Zidane told Marca.
“I believe they had no chance in the end, except for Zapata. They generate a lot of goal-scoring opportunities, which we didn’t see today. We performed admirably, and our defense is strong.
Luca and Tony are a great holding midfield duo. If we’re talking about Luka, he’s a player… He’s 35, but it’s hard to tell on the field. I’m happy for Vinicius because he deserved the punishment. We all know how fast he is and how he can wreak havoc on any defense. This is extremely significant. Asensio continues to practice, and he scored today. It’s fantastic for both him and us.”