NEWS | 28/04/2014 | PHOTOGRAPHER: Helios de la Rubia“We are very focused and we're going to give everything to win“, added the French striker.
The goal-scorer from the first leg is confident of a repeat performance in Munich that would seal their pass to the Champions League final. Benzema discussed the important match against Bayern for Bwin's website: “We're both great teams, with a lot of quality and these matches are always difficult to play. We're used to these kinds of games where the small details make the difference. It's very important for us and for them”.
“There's no special plan, we know how they play anyway, they like to have the ball and take their time to attack. We are very quick. Victory is essential for us. There's no special plan”.
The goal in the first leg
“I'm not going to say that it was the key to the match. It's good to have scored. The key will be the team as a whole and that we are on form if we want to win again. We will have to give 120% from the first minute to the last”.
“Bayern is a great team. Individually both of our levels are the same. Therefore they are difficult matches. I don't know if they'll change their tactics. We know how they play. It is a team that likes to have the ball and pass it around. We'll be alert”.
Do Cristiano, Benzema and Bale guarantee a goal?
“I hope so. Of course we're going to do everything we can to make that happen. It doesn't matter who scores. The important thing is to score and reach the final”.
Guardiola and Ribéry
“I don't know if Guardiola will make the difference. It's true that he knows us well but we also know how he prepares his teams. We are very focused and we're going to do everything we can to win. The key to stopping Ribéry is the team. The whole side has to be strong. He's a great player but I hope he doesn't have his best day”.
Reaching the final
“The future will show us. We know there are 90 minutes left for us. We could play well and win... Being in the semis and winning the first leg is fine. Now we have to win the second”.