Dortmund will be a challenge – Zidane

Dortmund will be a challenge – Zidane

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane expects a tough clash when his team take on Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park tonight.

For the second year running, both teams will be facing each other, having done so last season, with both ties ending in 2-2 draws.

Dortmund have always proven tricky opponents for the Spanish sides, especially at home, where they remain unbeaten in six matches.

Aware of their record, Zidane says turning such a poor record around is a challenge for his side.

“We are looking forward to playing in the Champions League in a very nice stadium, where you can breathe the Champions League,” Zidane told uefa.com.

“It is difficult to play everywhere, but it is true that we have never won here. It is a challenge for us.

Los Blancos have struggled lately, despite winning their last game against Alaves 2-1, after a disappointing loss three days earlier to Real Betis at home.

Zidane admits his side must do better, especially in the area of creating chances.

“I hope our strikers will score again,” he added. “But I have always maintained that it is the most important thing to create chances. That’s what is really difficult. We cannot be pleased with the amount of opportunities we have created lately.

“But I believe in my players. But you have to show it every three days that you want to win the game. It is not always working out the way you want it to.”

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