"Everyone is entitled to their opinion, if you ask the players, if you ask me about Neymar, he is a very good player, but he is not a Real Madrid player", he said. I don't know if this is the best date on the calendar, but we must respect that.
"I have to focus on my players and talk about them".
They beat Juve 4-1 in last year's final in Cardiff, Wales.
Sunday's game, meanwhile, could cap off a fantastic set of results in La Liga as they look to round it off with a point or even all three against Zidane's men.
"The league is very competitive, there are not small teams", he explained.
Madrid are now seven points behind Atletico and 15 points behind La Liga leaders and rivals Barcelona.
"It depends on each player as it may be more hard for some players to return and play again in the league", stated Zidane.
"They are having a good season, we have seen what they have done and what they are doing, what is important is as always what we offer on the pitch".
"I think if you look at it, it's going to be 50-50".
"But yes it's understandable that you journalists or Dani think that it's less motivating to play LaLiga but I say no, in the end they're always motivated and tomorrow we have a chance to [play] a great game".
TDP pulls out from NDA
Congress criticised Mahajan's decision, accusing the government of staging protests to save itself from embarrassment. The shadow of the bypoll losses suffered by the BJP in Uttar Pradesh too cast its log shadow over the TDP's exit.