What Zinedine Zidane said about Spurs after Champions League thrashing

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

When Tottenham were drawn in the group of death with the likes of Borussia Dortmund and holder Real Madrid last season, even the wildest Spurs fan didn’t believe that they would qualify top of the group.

However, Tottenham saw off Dortmund home and away, and even travelled to get a point at the Bernabeu.

Surely it couldn’t get any better than that? It did.

As Madrid made the trip to Wembley to exact their revenge, Tottenham had a different idea, dominating the game from start to finish and romping to a 3-0 lead against the champions on one of THE European nights for the North London club.

They would eventually win the game 3-1 to cement their position as group leaders, but Real Madrid manager Zidane insisted that this only made the Spanish giants stronger.

“They’re a good young team – well-balanced and very committed.

“We didn’t manage to get our game going or deal with the periods where we were on the back foot. Ultimately, that poor performance helped to make us stronger, as we made sure that we learned lessons from it as a team”

Madrid went on to grow in stature through the competition, eventually beating Liverpool in the final to lift their third successive trophy, the first team in history to do so.

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