Zidane: Ronaldo, Isco, Carvajal to be fit for UCL final

Arnold Nichols
May 11, 2018

However, despite losing star man Cristiano Ronaldo to an ankle problem during Sunday's 2-2 El Clasico draw at the Nou Camp, the manger will not wrap his players in cotton wool.

Commenting on Ronaldo, he added: "It's incredible that he's already walking after 48 hours". Not only did they progress till the finals, they kept on breaking records on the way.

The encounter will be Salah's first European final, but it's not his first game against Real Madrid, as the Egyptian faced them in the Champions League round of 16 during his time at Roma.

There are positive signs for Neymar's return to Spain as Real president Florentino Perez is stated to be very keen on signing Neymar to strengthen the front line.

"It's a little sprain but there's not a lot of damage. The ankle is stable". We know what they have in their locker: they're physical, technical, quick.

Zidane, 45, will be looking to win an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League title when his side travel to Kiev on May 26, though the Frenchman is not expecting an easy match.

"I really like Brazil's basic structure, their tactics, their mentality", the former Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager said.

"I am not thinking about injuries or what can happen to the players before the Champions League final", Zidane said.

"It is going to be entertaining to me, I'll be in Russian Federation for a week to follow the games and then finally vacation". "The most important thing for us will be to plan what to do in the game", he continued. Without Cristiano (Ronaldo), it would be impossible. "It is football, you can't control it". We have to play the games.

Since suffering an injury on March 17 in Liverpool's 5-0 win against Watford, the 24-year-old has not played a game since then.

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