Real Madrid is set to face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the second leg of the Champions League. Real has a one-goal deficit and the scoreline is 2-1.
Real Madrid midfielder, Casemiro has expressed his belief that the Spanish Giants can overcome the deficit against Man City as the match will be played behind closed doors.
Manchester City won’t be having their fans cheering for them and that might help Real to get benefitted a bit. This could prove to be a different game altogether.
“Without fans, it’s a different game,” says Casemiro.
Casemiro told Esporte Interactivo, “Without fans, it’s a different game.”
“It will be a very good game and difficult for both sides, but we’re Real Madrid and we know we have a chance to go through.
“They won’t have their fans and that might favour us a little.
“But the players are the same, the coach is the same and we all know that the difficulty level will be the same because they’re a great team.” claimed Casemiro
“We want to win every day, we’re Real Madrid,”
Fellow teammate, Raphael Varane has also explained how the team is trying to put up the best performance.
“We want to win every day, we’re Real Madrid,” the Frenchman’s video was posted on the club’s social media accounts. “We want to win everything possible and gain more confidence that way.
“We haven’t had games to play beforehand, so we have time to prepare ourselves. The best team on the day will win. We’ll go into [the game] with hunger to win and the necessary determination.”
Varane added on the enticing face-off between the two clubs, “[It will be] a difficult game against a very good team. The first leg was a top-quality game, with pressing from both teams. It was decided by the small details.”
“[Real Madrid and City are] two teams that like to have the ball, are very intense and that require lots of concentration.”
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) August 2, 2020
In the reverse fixture at Bernabeu, Isco scored the opening goal for Real Madrid but late goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne gave 2-1 victory to the English side.
Going into the match at the Etihad Stadium, Real Madrid would be quite anxious. It could seem to be a difficult job to defeat the English side, but never an impossible job for Zidane’s men.
The manager has never lost a knockout tie in the European competition on aggregate.
During Zidane’s first managerial spell at Madrid, they were able to bag three European Cups in a row.
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