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Tuchel: I don’t know how much Zidane is in love with Mbappe, sometimes you want someone you can’t have –

November 26, 2019

Real Madrid Responded to Frenchman’s remarks

Ángel Rivero

Zinedine Zidanerecently revealed his affection forKylian MbappeandThomas Tuchelresponded by mentioning that there are times when people want something they can’t have.

Real Madridtake onParis Saint-Germainat theEstadio Santiago Bernabeuon Tuesday for the penultimate game of theChampions Leaguegroup stage.

“I don’t know how much Zidane is in love with Mbappe, but he is our most important player and we are very happy that he is with us,”Tucheltold the press conference.

“Sometimes it is like that, one loves the players he can’t have, but unfortunately for [Zinedine] Zidane he is our player and [Zidane] has many players that he is also in love with in his team.

“He is French and it is normal to respond like this if they ask him about Mbappe.

“It seems normal to me that many coaches want him.

“It doesn’t bother me, because I am not very interested.”

Tuchelwas asked if he is also in love with aReal Madridplayer, but didn’t want to talk about someone in particular.

“I should think about whether I should say that when we are about to play against Real Madrid,” he continued

“[They are] a team that have won the Champions League many times in recent years, with an extraordinary mentality and quality with great players.”

The German tactician jokingly avoided to answer a question on whether he prefersMbappeorNeymaras a player.

“If I answer that question I would have to go to the hotel, pick up my things, take my staff and leave,” he noted.

“I can’t say if I like one player more than another.”