Zinedine Zidane has an odd way of looking at Real Madrid's game with Legia Warsaw

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Zinedine Zidane has had a pretty decent start to life as a manager.

In his playing days, he was one of the greatest of our time, winning the World Cup with France in 1998. As a coach, he won the Champions League in his first half-season at Real Madrid just a few months ago.

Yet, for all this, he's stayed humble.


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The Real Madrid boss is hoping Los Blancos can replicate last season's heroics once again in Europe's elite competition, and as always, they're among the favourites to lift the trophy.

With a front line including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Karim Benzema, Zidane could maybe be forgiven for getting a little complacent, particularly as his side prepare to face minnows Legia Warsaw this week.

Zizou is having none of that attitude, though, and actually has a rather strange way of looking at the game.

"We play in the same competition so that means we are at the same level," he said, as per the Mirror.

"It depends on us to make things difficult for the opposition.

"The game will be 50-50 and complicated from the beginning.

"For me, there is no difference between us."

Zidane staying modest

That's a modest, albeit a little bizarre way of looking at the gulf between Madrid and the Polish champions, whose last outing in the competition saw them lose 6-0 to the group's other giant, Borussia Dortmund.

To give you some perspective, Legia are currently 80th in the European Clubs Association's club rankings. Madrid are first.

And Legia won't even have the incentive of causing an upset for their fans to celebrate, as Tuesday's game at the Polish Army Stadium will be played behind closed doors.

It's great to see Zidane adopting such a sporting attitude nonetheless, and it's fair to say he can afford to let his players do the talking on the pitch.

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