Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane who has guided the Spanish side to back-to-back Champions League crowns, as well as a La Liga title since taking over in 2016, says he was confident his team would pull through despite going three goals down to Juventus in Wednesday night’s Champions League quarter final second-leg tie at the Bernabeu.

The Frenchman said: “They [Juventus] played well in the first leg and perhaps deserved a goal. Today it was the same for us.

“They scored early on like we did there and this is football. The Champions League is the creme de la creme and anything can happen.

“We were always going to suffer and be pressed high. They did that and played wonderfully well and their coach’s plan worked.

“I never thought we were going out, I am a positive thinker. I never believed we weren’t going through.”

Meanwhile, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said: “Games like these are great moments against the biggest clubs in the world. We want to be the best.

“Sometimes things go for you, and other times they don’t. We need to get over this hard moment and move forwards.”

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