Zinedine Zidane tactics for Chelsea clash overheard in Real Madrid training

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Zinedine Zidane's has revealed his pre-match tactics ahead of Los Blancos' crunch Champions League tie with Chelsea tonight.

The Spanish side head to Stanford Bridge this evening, for their Champions League semi-final second leg, with Chelsea firmly in the driving seat – thanks to Christian Pulisic's early away goal in Valdebebas last week.

However, in Real's final training session before tonight's tie, the Frenchman's passionate pre-match speech was caught on cameras by – Spanish network – Chiringuito TV.

"We have to be very aggressive because they [Chelsea] are used to that," Zidane can be heard addressing his side in Spanish.

"And afterwards remember to keep the ball, play and enjoy the ball, because that's what's brought us this far."

His comments come after, just yesterday, he was urging his players to 'fight to the death' in his pre-match press conference.

He said: "We're in the Champions League semi-finals, we are all going to fight to the death out there on the pitch. All the players are ready to play, and then of course I have to pick a team.

"All the players are ready to play, don't worry."

Los Blancos have been handed a massive boost for the second leg with, club captain, Sergio Ramos returning to the starting XI.

Eden Hazard, who was limited to minutes off the bench last week, also looks set to start tonight – giving Real a different dimension in attack.

Zidane, himself, will also be looking to create a bit of history as he sets out to become the first manager, ever, to win the competition four times.

Tonight's winner will go on to face Manchester City in Istanbul at the end of the month.

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  • Real Madrid FC
  • Chelsea FC
  • Champions League

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