Zinedine Zidane, who replaced Rafael Benitez as boss in January, insisted defeat in the final cannot be considered a failure after their work to reach San Siro.
He mentioned in a press conference: “I don’t think it’ll be a failure if we lose, no-one can take away what we have done up to now. Failure can come from a bad attitude and if we cannot replicate what we have done in the past that would be a failure, but it’s a game of football”.
As Zidane seems highly confident about tonight’s match, Diego Simeone, boss of Atlético Madrid, who has no injury worries referring to his squad, is looking to become just the third non-European coach to win the competition after fellow Argentinians Luis Carniglia (with Real Madrid in 1958 and 1959) and Helenio Herrera (with Inter Milan in 1964 and 1965).
As The Whites will be playing at home tonight, the team is showing ultimate positivity and confidence, “We are going to win, we’re sure. We’re confident in the team’s ability to win finals”.
Karim Benzema is set to start up front for Real Madrid this evening.
Atletico are likely to start with Fernando Torres in his second Champions League final, alongside Frenchman Antoine Griezmann up front, and a midfield four of Saul Niguez, Augusto Fernandez, Gabi and Koke.
Lets watch how this one turns up.