Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was as positive as you might expect after his side’s huge win over PSG in the Champions League, the competition they seem to love after winning it three times in the last four years and becoming the first club in the history of the competition to win it in back to back seasons.
He noted their season has been difficult up until this point, and that their La Liga form and their Copa exit were far from the standards they have set for themselves over the last few seasons.
He said: “We’ve had difficult moments in the Liga and Copa del Rey, but it’s always difficult to maintain the same level while playing every three days.
“You can’t always win everything, but we’re winning now in the Liga and we have to look ahead to our game with Eibar on Saturday.
“Paris were perhaps not as good, but that’s maybe because we played well. After the sending-off and the second goal, it got more difficult for them.”
When the two sides were drawn, all the talk was about who would come out on top in the personal battle – Ronaldo or Neymar, and in the first leg, it was clear Ronaldo was the winner individually. He scored twice and Neymar had a poor game, doing little and failing to pass to Cavani at all.
After his injury, Neymar was bound to miss the second leg, but once again it was Ronaldo breaking more Champions League records and showing why he is the GOAT of the competition in many people’s eyes, and unequivocally proving he is not finished and showing anyone who even hinted Neymar might take over from him at Real Madrid that they were very wrong indeed.