Sunday 19 August 2018

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane asked would he swap Cristiano Ronaldo for Mo Salah ahead of Champions League final

Is it a Ballon d'Or head-to-head?
Is it a Ballon d'Or head-to-head?
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he would not swap Cristiano Ronaldo for Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

The two forwards, who have both scored 44 goals in all competitions for their clubs this season, are set to go up against each other when their sides meet in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday.

When asked if he would swap Ronaldo for Salah, Zidane, quoted by as.com, said at a press conference on Tuesday: "No, I have Cristiano and I talk about my players."

While five-time winners Liverpool are in their first European Cup final since 2007, Real are the two-time defending champions, have won the trophy three times in the last four years, and have done so 12 times in total.

When asked if he thought Liverpool were more hungry, Zidane said: "I can't tell you about the opponent. I don't know what they are.

"What I can say is that we will have the same desire as always. This club is what it is - the same enthusiasm, dedication and desire as always. And nobody can take that away or tell us that we are less hungry than others. No one.

"We are Madrid and this club is what it is. We always want more and we will give everything to try to do it in the best way."

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