Clarence Seedorf believes that Zinedine Zidane has the right chemistry at Real Madrid to overcome what has been an average Manchester City.
Manchester City hold a slender but important lead over Real Madrid in the round of 16 Champions League clash.
Los Blancos are the undisputed kings of the Champions League and City are relative novices in comparison.
Domestically neither side has been at their best. But Zinedine Zidane brought his side back from lockdown in formidable form and overtook Barcelona to claim the La Liga crown.
City, on the other hand, lost the Premier League race long before the lockdown and compared to the dizzying heights they have reached domestically in seasons passed, they were a mere shadow of their former selves.
According to Real Madrid legend Clarence Seedorf, they were “average.”’
Speaking to Stats Perform News he thinks Zidane’s side can make the most of this and have a chance of turning things around.
The Dutchman said:
“I think when Zidane came back, he got that chemistry back in place and after corona, I think Madrid came out solid when Barcelona came out a bit segregated.”
“Obviously, when the club with players like Ramos and Benzema smell the opportunity against that rival then that creates a motivation that they used and brought it home.”
“Ramos and Benzema have been key, key players but, as I said, the whole team has shown a pretty solid shape.”
“If you look at them without the results they have now, they are considered definitely among the favorites, Manchester City as well, these are two top teams in the world.”
“It’s going to be tough to go there and turn it around, but nothing is impossible in that sense. But also, Manchester City needs to make up for the average season, if you can call it that.”
“They can do it, but it’s tough.”