Zidane got the full backing of Real's Brazilian left-back Marcelo, who said the former World Cup victor has a great relationship with the stars in the Madrid dressing room.
Casemiro's strength and positioning would also be an asset, although he is a walking yellow card, but we want to crowbar former Madrid man Angel Di Maria into the XI and this is where he is going to fit - adding more creativity to the team. Zinedine Zidane's Madrid and Unai Emery's PSG last met in 2015/16 season of the Champions League where Real dominated the group with a goalless draw and 1-0 win at home over PSG.
But Zidane has tried to dampen the scrutiny on him ahead of the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Do you think its fair to compare Kane with the likes of Messi and Ronaldo? This is a game that has enough superstars to beat the all-star game and as a result, we should be very well entertained.
"This game against Real comes at a good moment for us, because we have the illusion that we can do something great". It is not a final for me.
In the world of club football, Real have always stood alone in terms of sporting achievements as record 12-time European champions, but in recent years they have also dominated financially.
It has been reported in El Pais this week that the Spanish trainer was requested to dial down the duration and intensity of his video sessions in preparation for matches on behalf of certain players said to be growing bored of them. "Hopefully it will be a lovely game of football". But I think that the team is ready.
"It's the flawless timing for this game because we want to continue to grow and this is a chance to show it", PSG coach Unai Emery said on Tuesday. "Tomorrow there will be pressure, as always, that is normal, but I will enjoy it".
"(Neymar and Ronaldo) are both quick, very strong one-on-one, they play quickly and put a lot of intensity into their games", said PSG winger Angel Di Maria, a Champions League victor alongside Ronaldo at Madrid in 2014. That is what I'm concentrating on. "We want to play against the best players in the world".
PSG are favourites to qualify for the quarter-final at 4/6.
Should Zidane retreat to the latter, then Bale or Benzema will be dropped to make space for an extra midfield such as Isco, Marco Asensio or the in-form Lucas Vazquez.
"What is important for me is that the team is focused on the game". Will we see another Inter Milan shocker like 2010?
This season he has struck 11 goals in 18 La Liga appearances, well down on his minimum goal-a-game average from previous years. But Cavani still misses an bad lot of good chances and there is a suspicion that most decent attackers would thrive with Neymar, Di Maria and the rest supplying the ammunition.