Zinedine Zidane kept his comments short and sweet about the prospect of playing Chelsea in a Champions League semi-final, speaking to Marca.

Real Madrid progressed to the competitions final four last night after beating Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate.

A first leg white wash was enough to see Los Blancos progress ahead of the reigning Premier League champions.

Liverpool FC v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Leg Two
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 14: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) The players of Liverpool and Real Madrid line up before the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Anfield on April 14, 2021 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea lie in waiting for the Spanish giants, with Thomas Tuchel’s team knocking out Porto on Tuesday.

It is billed as a heavyweight clash between two of the sport’s biggest hitters, but who have only faced each other competitively three times.

Shortly after Madrid’s result at Anfield yesterday, Zidane made a short statement regarding the Chelsea clash at the end of this month.

He said: “Let’s enjoy a little first and rest a little, because we still have games before. We know that Chelsea is a very good team.”

Tuchel has certainly transformed the Blues into a genuine threat to the footballing continent.

Crystal Palace v Chelsea - Premier League
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 10: Manager Thomas Tuchel of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on April 10, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

His defence often looks impenetrable, whilst his attacking players are beginning to discover their groove.

Madrid are of course no pushovers either. After a shaky start to the season, they are on a 14-game unbeaten run and second in La Liga.

A tasty encounter is certainly on the cards when the sides do battle in less than two weeks.

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