Great goalkeeping from Keylor Navas and Hugo Lloris kept Real Madrid and Tottenham to 1-1 at Santiago Bernabeu, leaving both teams on seven points from three matches. Given that Borussia Dortmund ‘managed’ to drop two points at APOEL Nicosia, the game in London in two weeks between the group’s co-leaders will most probably decide who finish first, or at least that’s what Zinedine Zidane feels.
Now there is a return game at Wembley and we will go there to try and win it. The three points we did not get here, we will try and get them at Wembley, which is now a game like a final. It is not their home pitch, and we will try and go there and win the game. If we play away as we did in Dortmund, we will be happy
the Real Madrid coach told reporters, not particularly satisfied with the result, but not vastly disappointed either.
I am happy, not for the result, as we always want to win at home. But we played well, made chances, hit the post, and there was also a great goalkeeper, on both sides. Karim would have liked to score, especially the header he had. Lloris will only save one out of every 10 of those. They defended very well, worked very hard, and it’s a logical result
the Frenchman said, referring to Benzema’s header, which forced Lloris to make possibly the most impressive save of the night.
The problem is that if you can score early, the game is different. When you concede, the opposition can sit back. And they are very good defensively, they are strong, and we found it tough. The goal came when we played the ball quickly on the ground, with Toni, Karim and Isco, and we got the equaliser
Zidane also said, hoping that in London, in two weeks, it will be his team that will score first.