Juvents underdogs for Champions League, insists Allegri
- Author: Julie Sanders May 30, 2017,
May 30, 2017, 19:27
"It will be a handsome final between two big teams in the world and I just hope that Real Madrid can win this unbelievable trophy", Figo said on the sidelines of the Premier Futsal announcement in Dubai, on Sunday.
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"You were the best player in the world, and now you are simply the best coach in the world", Madrid president Florentino Perez told Zidane in a ceremony celebrating the team's first Spanish league title since 2012.
"Now I feel finally it is healing".
However, despite being such a key figure for Real Madrid since his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu, it is being reported that Bale could be on his way out of the club in the summer.
"The two of them are very good players", said the Frenchman.
Gianluigi Buffon goes in search of the one major club trophy that has eluded him throughout his long career when Juventus meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday (live on BT Sport 2, 7.45pm kick-off). They're a solid team and they know how to play both ways.
Going into the game, there will be a selection headache for Zinedine Zidane who will have to choose between bringing Gareth Bale back into the side or giving in-form midfielder Isco a place in the starting eleven. He also suffered injuries recently but has been fit in the final stages of the season. However, despite beating Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final, Italian rivals AC Milan prevailed on penalties at Old Trafford.
By shots on target, their 7.0 average pushes them to second-best, with only Barcelona (7.1) ahead.
"We go there with more conviction than we had two years ago, but then again we are still up against Real".
"The final will be a very even game".
However, his experience as one of the greatest players of his generation has given him a huge advantage over his predecessors at the Bernabeu with the respect he commands from an ego-filled dressing room.
"It's not easy to manage this sort of dressing room, because every player wants to play a lot of minutes, but he's been able to spread playing time among all of us".
"Isco has been playing fantastically well for us in the end of the season, so whatever the manager decides I will". I've experienced spectacular things with this club as a player, assistant coach and head coach.