With the Champions League final on the horizon, the Real Madrid boss was caught off guard by the news that the squad he had planned to start on Sunday had been dropped for the tournament.
“I think we have got a wet dream.
We have to wait and see if they will be ready for the second leg,” he said.
“We can say goodbye to some players.
I am sad.
But I don’t think the players have a problem.
We were all ready to start.
This is the reality of football.
They are not mentally ready yet.”
“We will be stronger than we were today.
We will win the tournament.”
The manager said his side will have the advantage in the defensive battle.
“In a tournament with two legs, the advantage goes to the team that has the more quality,” he added.
“This will not be easy.”