Real Madrid finishes the job against AS Roma
Real Madrid qualifies to the Quarterfinals of the Champions League with a 2-0 against the Italians. Real Madrid won the game on the same result as the first in Rome and Cristiano Ronaldo scored another goal. AS Roma legend Francesco Totti entered the game for the last 15 minutes and received a well-deserved standing ovation for his last Champions League match ever as he will retire at the end of the season.
Coach Zidane comment son the vicotry which is the only trophy Real Madrid can win this year..
“I’m happy with how we played. We created chances in the second half and we were much better defensively. Now we have to rest and look to the next La Liga game. We’ll have to wait to see who we play in the next round. Everyone dreams about success in the Champions League and we’re here to try and make it happen. For now, we’ve got to concentrate on Sunday’s game”.
“I’m happy with both matches. Looking at them, we have scored four goals and conceded none. I’m satisfied. We’ll try and improve and give the opposition less chances to score. It’s never easy because we had difficult games between the two legs, but we’ve played the tie that we wanted”.
“The team looks strong. As I always say, over 90 minutes, the opposition will create chances. In the first half they had opportunities to score, which is normal in a Champions League game against a tough rival. They played very well tonight, but I’m happy”.
“Whenever a team creates chances against you, you have to be angry, it’s normal. We want to play and take risks, and sometimes these things can happen. In the second half, talking to the players, we were more composed in defence. We wanted to play when we had the ball, but when we lost it, we had to defend. When you leave spaces, that creates risks. The important thing was to keep the ball as much as we could”.
“I thought that Cristiano played well, at the start of the game he was playing centrally but he’s capable of playing in any position. Bale, James and he were constantly switching positions. They’re all able to play in any of the roles. When we were defending, Cristiano needed to play more centrally. When a defender faces the same player throughout the whole game, they get a better understanding of what they’re going to do. Today they all performed well, both in defence and in attack”.
“Before the Champions League comes around we’ve got the La Liga games. We’re a professional group and we need to think about Sunday’s game. It’s difficult because we’re in a bit of a tricky situation. The players know that, above all, we’ve got to try and finish second. Our attentions now turn to Las Palmas and then to Sevilla”.