Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane remains wary of Paris Saint-Germain despite Neymar's absence
Posted: 4 March 2018 Time: 10:30
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane was grilled in the press conference prior to the LaLiga outing against Getafe over his thoughts about Tuesday's Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain.
Ahead of the second leg tie at the Parc Des Princess, the Ligue 1 leaders will be without their world-record signing Neymar for the last-16 fixture.
Kylian Mbappe and Marquinhos, who captained the side in defence during the first-leg, are also doubtful for the crucial fixture that currently stands at 3-1 to Real on aggregate.
But Zidane, who has injury concerns of his own with Los Blancos, rejected the notion it will be a one-sided affair without the presence of the Brazilian superstar.
"PSG are a very strong team and the player who will replace Neymar will be good, for sure, so we don't think that without him it will be easier," Zidane said to reporters, as quoted from Marca. "We feel sorry for him.
"The important thing is that Marcelo is already with us. With Kroos and Modric we will see day by day, but what matters is that the players have to be at one hundred percent."