Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has called on his team not to underestimate the AS Roma in Tuesday's UEFA Championship game at the Bernabeu.
The Los Blancos beat the Giallorossi 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and substitute Jese.
However, the Frenchman does not consider the tie to be dead and buried, and has instead warned his players against taking their opponents too lightly.
“We have to cope with the pressure (of being favourites),” Zidane told the press ahead of the game.
"We must focus on tomorrow’s (Tuesday) match and make sure to go into it with full commitment and determination.
“Everyone is convinced we’re already qualified but it’s far from it. Roma are a very good team and I want to see a (good) performance on Tuesday.
“Our obligation at this point in time is not to win the Champions League but to beat Roma. And after that we can focus on La Liga again.”
The Real coach also touched on some of the boos seemingly directed at Cristiano Ronaldo during their home win against Celta Vigo at the weekend, dispelling suggestions that it could affect the team.
“Even I was whistled by the fans,” Zidane admitted, “the Santiago Bernabeu crowd is very demanding and expect a lot out of every player.
“But this is a good thing. It helps us improve and always do better.”Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN