Pep Guardiola will compete with Zinedine Zidane when Manchester City meet Real Madrid. Ahead of the duel, Guardiola expressed his admiration for Zidane.
Guardiola’s Manchester City will meet Madrid in the second leg of the last 16 of the Champions League on Saturday (08/08/2020). At the first meeting, City successfully stole the victory at the Santiago Bernabeu 2-1.
The spotlight will not only lead to the two teams, but also to Guardiola and Zidane who are considered one of the best coaches in the world today. When Guardiola ‘only’ won the English League Cup medal with Man City, Zidane successfully brought Madrid overtake Barcelona to win the Spanish League crown.
Pep Guardiola did not hesitate to send flattery to Zinedine Zidane for his success. “I admire both versions of him, as a player and as a coach,” Guardiola said DAZN, which is gazetted Brand.
“Both of them. I think Zidane as a player … wow! How I really want to be able to play with him. Too bad I lost against him when strengthening France,” continued the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach.
With its superiority in the first leg, Manchester City is more likely to qualify for the quarterfinals than Madrid. The Citizens it only takes a minimum of a draw in a match that will go on stage at the Etihad Stadium, while Real Madrid must win at least by two goals.
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