Champions League

Zidane: Napoli attacking weapons can hurt us

2017-02-15 08:54
Zinedine Zidane (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane admits Napoli will pose a threat to his team when they clash in the Champions League last-16 on Wednesday.

Los Blancos, who are the defending champions, host the Azzurri in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Zidane's side are the favourites to progress to the quarter-finals, but the French coach has warned against complacency.

"Napoli have good players and a very mobile forward line," Zizou pointed out in his pre-match press conference.

"They're very intense and quick, technically very strong and they have the weapons to hurt us. We'll see who does better.

"They play at a high pace and we know that we'll suffer at some points of the game, we can't let ourselves get exposed on the counter-attack. But we also need to think about what we're going to do..."

Meanwhile Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be fit for the clash after training separately during the week as a precaution after suffering a knock from a heavy challenge in Los Blancos' 3-1 win over Osasuna.

Kick off is at 21:45.

 

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