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Zidane “150% sure” Isco and Carvajal will be ready for Champions League Final against Liverpool

Real Madrid v Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane talked to the press ahead of Wednesday’s away match against Sevilla and delivered some good news about Carvajal, Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo, who are currently injured.

“Isco trained as normal and we’ll see what happens there. Carvajal needs a little more time but he trained alone today and he is doing well physically. They will all feature in the Champions League final. I am 150% sure about that,” said Zidane about the two Spanish players.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo will need a bit more time to recover from the ankle injury he picked up last Sunday but will also be ready to face Liverpool in the Final.

“He got injured but is doing well, walking as normal. It is great that he can walk already and that shows his drive and ambition to get back and play every game. It would be perfect to have him back for the Villarreal game. it is a knock, but he didn’t damage his fibula. His ankle is OK,” added Zidane.

The French coach also discussed his expectations for the crucial match against Klopp’s Liverpool.

“It is going to be an open, spectacular game, with both teams getting chances. The key for us is planning how we are going to make it difficult for them. It will be a feisty affair and I’m sure it will be truly spectacular. It is a Champions League final and we know what Liverpool can do. They have a bit of everything: physicality, technique and speed. They are an English team that knows how to fight. We still have a way to go. Salah is a phenomenal player who has had a standout season, but he is not my player. I’m only concerned with ending this season in the best way possible,” said Zidane.

Last Sunday’s El Clasico against Barcelona was quite controversial. Reports indicate that Messi talked to the referee at halftime. Still, Zidane didn’t want to say much about it.

“A lot of things happened and everyone knows a lot these days because there are so many cameras, and people voice their opinions. A lot of things happened prior, but that stays in the dressing room. People know what happened but that won’t change much. It is a lot of talk that will not alter the situation. We drew and that is that,” concluded Zidane before saying that “everyone makes mistakes” when asked about the referee.

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