Published: Fri, June 02, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Zinedine Zidane has always had faith in me — Real Madrid's Casemiro

Zinedine Zidane has always had faith in me — Real Madrid's Casemiro

With the 27-year-old boasting over 50 goals and numerous trophies for the La Liga giants on his resume, ex-Barcelona striker Linekar believes Bale can be compared to the likes of George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton.

The 44-year-old Zidane also helped Madrid win the Champions League as a player in 2002, scoring an unbelievable volley in the final against Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow, Scotland.

The conditions this time will be a little different. But Ronaldo even has experience with that.

"But to last 90 minutes - I haven't played a lot of football this year since my operation, so that would be hard,". At that time, with Wembley Stadium under construction, English soccer played its big matches in Wales.

It was a rare setback in a career that continues to deliver, even as he has had to increasingly accept being on the sidelines to stay fresh for the big occasions.

One way or another, it seems unlikely that Enzo will make the final squad as Zidane must still cut seven players to name his final 18-man squad. "I'm proud to have him as a coach now, and it's unbelievable to be able to learn from him and to follow his advice". For me personally, getting to the final is a great joy.

Juventus, on the other hand, have been nearly flawless in the competition this season and have their own chance at making history; Allegri's team is aiming for the first treble in the rich history of Italy's superclub.

In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 3,2 goals per game and have conceded 1,2 goals per game.

This will perhaps be Juve legendary goalkeeper and skipper Gianluigi Buffon's last shot at a Champions League medal to add to his glittering array of silverware after twice suffering heartache in the final.

The club is also craving another European title.

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Italian rivals AC Milan had just won Europe's top trophy three times in close succession and, in an era when Serie A was Europe's undisputed top league, Juventus wanted, perhaps needed, to follow suit and dominate the continent. Real Madrid's likelihood of controlling the pace likely hinges on its midfield, where Luka Modric has been excellent during their run.

The irrepressible Portuguese is the only player to have scored more than 100 goals in the competition.

"I have respect for both clubs but for one player in particular I would love Juventus to win the Champions League - I want them to win it for Gigi Buffon", he said. "It was not just the gift of pure talent".

"Everyone sees football in their own way, and I respect that", Casemiro said. "It was the gift of pure talent combined with the will to conquer the world".

Juventus boss Max Allegri also has a fully-fit squad to choose from.

While Buffon bleeds black and white stripes, team-mates Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain once played for Real.

"There's more conviction. Since Berlin, we've grown a lot ― everyone ― and that's reassuring", he said. "I have the feeling that we are going to play a great game and we are going to win", Ronaldo said.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique described their defence as a "mountain" after their quarter-final loss.

"Compared with the 2015 final in Berlin, our squad has changed in nearly every position". "Our confidence has increased. The atmosphere has improved".

"If we're talking about tactics then certainly Allegri's 4-2-3-1 - like [Marcello] Lippi's 4-3-3 in the Champions League in Rome - has been decisive". I would say about Juventus, I wouldn't back against them.

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