Bayern vs Real Madrid will be “master vs pupil” – Zidane

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said he is looking forward to their Champions League quarter-final clash against Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich and labelled it as “master vs pupil”.


Madrid will travel to Munich for the first leg on April 12, before welcoming Ancelotti to the Bernabeu the next Tuesday.

Zidane played under Ancelotti at Juventus and was his assistant when the Italian guided Madrid to the 2014 Champions League final.

Speaking at a news conference just after the draw was completed, Zidane said: “It will be master against pupil for sure.

“I was with him as assistant. l learned a lot from him. I’ve not spoken with him [since the draw]. He did great things at this club, and is a very good person. I had the good fortune to get to know him well.”

Zidane however insisted that it is the players on the pitch, who will decide the outcome of the tie.

“You must remember it is the players who will be on the pitch,” he said.

“The most important is not the system, it is the attitude, the determination of the players.

“I live for these games — when I played I preferred these type of games. These [occasions] are very exciting for me.”


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