“They’ll have extra motivation”: Zinedine Zidane wary of Champions League kickback from Manchester City in final-16 draw against Real Madrid after club was banned for two years for financial breaches
- Manchester City faces fine and Champions League ban for financial infringements
- Pep Guardiola Real Madrid side view in Champions League last-16 this month
- Zinedine Zidane is wary of a possible backlash from the players in the collision
Zinedine Zidane has warned its Real Madrid side to expect a tough investigation from Manchester City after the Premier League club’s two-year Champions League ban and a £ 30 million fine for infringements on Financial Fair Play.
The side of Pep Guardiola travels to the Bernabeu on February 26 for the first leg of their final-16 draw, and Zindane believes the penalty can serve as additional motivation.
The UEFA decision will be appealed by Manchester City, but the title-winning team could be broken if confirmed.
Manchester City has received a two-year ban on the Champions League and a fine of £ 30 million
Zidane said: “I will not comment on what happened, what will happen.
“Anyway, it’s a team that will be a tough opponent, knowing how they did it in the Premier League. So they will have extra motivation.
“It’s a rival that’s going to be very, very difficult, it’s a very large team.”
Zinedine Zidane leads his Real Madrid side against Man City in the Champions League final-16