Champions League: Zidane speaks after Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over PSG

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has revealed why his men were able to overcome Paris Saint Germain in front of their fans in the French capital on Tuesday.
The Frenchman hailed his players for a “perfect” performance in Champions League round of 16 second win over Paris Saint-Germain.
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro, either side of Edinson Cavani’s strike, gave the La Liga giants a 2-1 win at Parc des Princes and a 5-2 aggregate triumph.
With first-choice midfielders, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos short of full fitness, Zidane opted to play Mateo Kovacic alongside Casemiro in midfield, with Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio out wide, and all four delivered impressive displays as PSG suffered their first home defeat in all competitions since March 2016.
Zidane said, “I don’t think it was that much,” when asked about the difference between the two teams.
“They did very well at the [Santiago] Bernabeu. They didn’t do so well at home, but that’s also because we did very well.
“Maybe the red card.”
Madrid are chasing a third Champions League trophy in three years. They have saved their best performances for Europe this season, with their inconsistent domestic form having seen them fall 15 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona and exit the Copa del Rey to Leganes.
Zidane added, “It’s true we’ve had some difficult moments in the league and the cup. It’s part of football.
“It’s difficult to maintain that level all the time. You have to accept the tough moments and keep working. You can’t always win everything.”
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