Gasperini: ‘Madrid are favorites but we are still in’

The coach of the Atalanta, rival of Real Madrid this Tuesday (9:00 p.m. / Movistar Champions League), Gian Piero Gasperini, has analyzed at a press conference the second leg of the round of 16 against the Whites. A game in which, according to their criteria, Real Madrid is even more favorite.

“A year has passed since the game in Valencia. Now it is Real, with the first leg scoreboard they are more favorite, but we are still inside. We want to play a good game ”.

Regarding the possibilities of his team, the Italian coach affirmed that “we must play a good game yes or yes. We will play with our style, to contain this great team and then develop our virtues ”, he pointed out.

Praise to Benzema

In addition to analyzing the game, Gasperini he also had words for Karim
Benzema, the forward of the Real
Madrid and the man with the most goal of the entire white team. “Just look at his goal on Sunday. It is one of the best in the world, but not the only danger in the world. Madrid”.

The expulsion of Freuler in the first leg

“It was not anger what I felt then, it was the disgust of not having been able to play a normal game. It denatured us, we could only defend. But that has already happened. Now it is another stage to know at what level we are. Our idea is never to place the bus in front of the goal ”.

Real Madrid initial system

“We are prepared to play our way. I don’t know how he will play Madrid, but our eleven does not depend on that. They can change during the game several times, but we are prepared to react. The team doesn’t depend on what to do Zidane”.

By last, Gasperini he was asked about his most special moment after he completed 300 victories as a coach last weekend. The Italian, very timely, said: “The most beautiful of all would be the 301 if it takes place tomorrow against Real Madrid.”