Yesterday at Stamford Bridge, Real Madrid held their final training session ahead of their second leg, UEFA Champions League semi-final clash vs Chelsea.
El Chiringuito cameras filmed Zinedine Zidane’s motivational speech at the session — one that hinted that Real Madrid are going to come out ‘aggressive’ against an organized and physical Chelsea side.
“We have to be very aggressive because Chelsea are used to that,” Zidane appears to have said. “And afterwards remember to keep the ball, play and enjoy the ball, because that’s what’s brought us this far”
Here is a video of Zidane’s words:
Toni Kroos said in yesterday’s presser that Real Madrid feel in control when they have the ball, which goes hand-in-hand with Zidane’s words. Much has also been made of Chelsea’s physicality, aggression, and ‘annoying’ style of play. Could Real Madrid fight fire with fire? If Zidane’s words are anything to go by, it could be that Los Blancos will try to keep possession in Chelsea’s half and be more aggressive with their press.