Zidane says Real Madrid are gunning for their third straight UCL title

Zidane says Real Madrid are gunning for their third straight UCL title

- Los Blancos and Liverpool file out this weekend for this year's Champions League final in Kiev

- The Galacticos are the defending champions of the tourney after winning the title back to back in the last two seasons

- Zidane says his men will not be relying on their past experiences for this game as they want to set a new record

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has insisted that his men are gunning for their third straight UEFA Champions League title.

Los Blancos face Liverpool in the final of the 2017-18 UCL competition in Kiev on Saturday, May 26, and the Frenchman says they will abandon their favourites tag and give their all to win the third straight title.

Having led the Galacticos to back to back triumphs in Europe since he took over in 2016, the tactician claims they are gunning for the prize regardless of their past success in the competition.

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"I can't talk for the opponents, but we always have the same desire as we always do and nobody can say we don't," Zidane said.

"We're in a third final and we have the chance to do something historic and win it three times in a row.

“You can't say Liverpool have more hunger than us; it simply isn't true.

"Nobody can take our hunger away from us. We're Real Madrid. We always want more and will always give our all to get more."

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The Spanish League giants have won three of the last four Champions League titles, but Zidane believes their past results will have no impact on this particular match. Though, no Liverpool player in this squad has reached this stage of the competition before.

But Zidane said:”It's a one-off game, in a neutral venue. We're ready for it, but our experience doesn't count.

"Granted, we have more, but we need to show that we want to win it. Our experience doesn't count for anything.

“It's a final, they (Liverpool) haven't played in a lot of them, but they'll kill themselves for this and we know it."

Inevitably, talk turned to star men Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah, but Zidane was unequivocal when asked if he would swap the Portuguese for Liverpool's Egyptian star.

"Cristiano is the best, he shows it every year," the coach said.

"Sometimes pressure gets to players and it spurs others on. He is certainly the latter. He's of maximum importance to us."

Real Madrid are planning to win their 13th Champions League title if they beat Liverpool in this weekend’s encounter.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Zidane believes Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo will fit in perfectly at Santiago Bernabeu.

Last summer, Neymar completed a world record move to Paris-Saint-Germain from Barcelona, and since January 2018, he has been linked with a return to the La Liga.

Real Madrid want to bring him back to Spain, and there have been many reports that Los Blancos' president is ready to meet PSG's buy out clause to land Neymar this summer.

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Source: Legit.ng

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