Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has revealed that his side is not favorites for Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool.
Madrid has won the last two finals and is heavily fancied to make it three titles in a row in Kiev. However, Zidane is reluctant to recognize the fact that many are tipping his side for another win, instead insisting the teams begin the match on a level footing.
“People say a lot of things. We know it’s not that way, final is a final. We are not favorites, Liverpool is not favorites. What we have to do is play a great game. Favorites? In the dressing room, that’s not what we believe,” said Zinedine.
Zidane is also keen to ensure a third straight final appearance does not lead to complacency in his players, urging them to savor every moment of the dominance in European competition.