Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has praised Tottenham Hotspur and said that Mauricio Pochettino’s side helped his Los Blancos team win last season’s UEFA Champions League.
In an interview with UEFA’s official website, Zidane described the impact that Spurs had on his team – with the London club being the only side his Madrid team couldn’t beat.
Tottenham held Madrid to a 1-1 draw in Spain, then swept them away in a 3-1 victory at Wembley during the Champions League group stages last season. Spurs topped their group, before losing at the hands of Juventus
When asked about the team, Zidane said: “
“We didn’t manage to get our game going or deal with the periods where we were on the back foot.”
Zidane: “They’re (Spurs) a good young team – well-balanced and very committed. We didn’t manage to get our game going or deal with the periods where we were on the back foot.” #THFC
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) September 5, 2018
The Frenchman then admitted that the defeat at Wembley had been one of the driving factors that spurred his team onto winning the competition.