• 06-JUN-2015

  • Ufferhallen, Uferstrabe 8. 13357, Berlin, Germany

Özil, Herrera and Zidane open the BASE Berlin´

Mesut Ozil, Ander Herrera and Zinedine Zidane gave their thoughts on Saturday's UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and FC Barcelona at the opening of THE BASE BERLIN, a permanent footballing location launched by adidas the day before the UEFA Champions League Final. Football has changed, and adidas is leading the way with the launch of new silos made specifically for the new types of player in today's game – X and ACE.

Mesut Ozil, an adidas (ACE) player, said FC Barcelona have a strong attack and Juventus have a strong defence and so the Berlin Final will be a very interesting contest. Ander Herrera, an adidas (X) player, who made his Manchester United debut in the English Premier League this season, thinks FC Barcelona will have most of the ball possession during the final this weekend but Juventus will make the game very difficult for the Spanish Champions.

Zinedine Zidane who was also at the opening of the adidas BERLIN BASE with his sons Enzo and Luca said FC Barcelona are favourites to win the UEFA Champions League Final but they will need to watch out for his old club Juventus.

For the first time two distinct types of player have their own boots made by adidas, the X15 and ACE15. The adidas ACE15 boots have a revolutionary skin with 3D dots for non-stop grip and a ground breaking new stud configuration, while the adidas X15 boots offer a compression collar around the ankle and complete traction from the high technology lightweight base.