Zinedine Zidane has said Real Madrid found it difficult to press Chelsea early in the game but they improved after the break and made it more difficult for the visitors to build up.
At the same time, the Frenchman compliments Chelsea forwards and expects a difficult return leg.
“I think it’s a fair result,” Zinedine Zidane said after the Chelsea game, as relayed by Managing Madrid.
“It’s true we struggled with the press at the start, but we rectified that. In the second half, we were much better. We had to change something at halftime, so we had to do something different.
“Especially with the press. We had to be more together when pressing. We were more compact.
“In the end, the result is fair because we were playing against a very good team, with very fast players, especially in attack. This was a very even match and that’s how the second leg will surely be too.”
The Whites conceded an early goal through Christian Pulisic’s effort but equalized shortly after as Karim Benzema scored a fantastic volley.
Real Madrid is set to lock horns with the Blues in the second leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, May 5 [Kick-Off: 8 pm].