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Zidane: No one can say Real Madrid are less hungry than another team

Zidane: No one can say Real Madrid are less hungry than another team


the idea that Liverpool can make up for their lack of experience with extra hunger in the Champions League final is a non-starter for Zinedine Zidane.Any notion that Los Blancos

 

 

are complacent in their quest for a third straight crown in the competition is alien to the coach and he expects his side to fight as hard as any team for trophies."I can't talk about

 

our opponents, I don't know how they are," Zidane told reporters in the club's pre-game Media Open Day. "We have and we will always have the same enthusiasm, the same

determination, and the same desire as always. No one can tell us that we are less hungry than anyone else. "We are Madrid and this club is what we have, we always want more and we will give everything to achieve that in the best way."Many have drawn comparisons between the style of Real and the Reds although Zidane is confident he can find his opponents' weaknesses and exploit them in Kiev."I don't know if we are the same, I don't think we play the same way," he noted. "They are a team who have made it to the final,

 

they deserve it as we do. My job is to try to prepare the match well, as always, and note the defects of the opponent and try to damage them."Much talk has been expended on whether Madrid's potential Champions League triumph outweighs Barcelona's double feat and the Blancos boss stated that simply being in the final was enough to separate his side from failure."There is no failure here, the failure for me and, I have said this, is when you stay at home away from the trophy," he continued. "Madrid always wants to win everything but you cannot always win everything. "If you have the dream, there is no failure. If you don't, there is. In life there are ups and downs and you know that, in life, you

 

have to take blows to improve. But day-to-day, it is worth it."Zidane faces a tricky selection dilemma for Saturday's game and he contemplated why it has become so tough to predict exactly which set of players he will line up in these big games."I have 25 players and everyone has to have an opportunity because otherwise my message is not valid," said the Frenchman. "[BBC] for me are the best, by far they have shown more often that they are very good, but then there is the day-to-day and I have to do what I say to the group, I have to show it with my selection. "That doesn't mean that the three of them won't play together again. I won't tell you who is going to play."Ahead of a potential third successive Champions League triumph for Real Madrid, the coach offered an insight into how this winning mentality has been built up inside the dressing room."The truth is that nothing happens if they don't get along, it's silly, but to regularly win like this dressing room does, that is how it is," added Zidane. "It's a very good, united team. They work very well. When you have talent it's not enough and they have talent and work hard and, with those two things, you can win a lot."Surely used to these occasions by now, the former midfielder fielded a question on how he fares in sleeping the night before facing such a difficult team selection."Sometimes my head hurts, really, because they are all good," he said. "But when you start with the XI you know that you have to bench people."He who doesn't start cannot think that he is screwed. They can come on and make a difference and that's why I want everyone plugged in."That's why I don't tell them three days before who's going to play because you kill a footballer by doing that."