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Hareide: "Real Madrid are a leading name in world football"

NEWS | 07/12/2015

"The coach has had a big hand in my development, and Malmö's", said Tinnerholm.
Malmö coach Åge Hareide was joined by defender Anton Tinnerholm as the pair spoke to the media in the Santiago Bernabéu press room, on the eve of the Swedish outfit's clash with Real Madrid on the final matchday of Champions League Group A (Tuesday, 8:45pm CET). Hareide explained: "Even though Madrid are already through, I know they're going to be out to win the game every time they play. It's a Champions League match and it'll be difficult. As always, we're going to prepare well to try to get the result we need to make the Europa League; that's the task facing me and my players".

"The players performed very well at home against Real Madrid. We started very well, but maybe there was too much excitement surrounding the likes of [Cristiano] Ronaldo and that affected us. We did a good job, but little mistakes led us to concede the first goal and then we weren't able to turn it around. We looked to stop Ronaldo, but then there's another really good player coming up behind him. What's important is to work together and show good organisation, and I think we're going to put in a good match out there".

Prestige of Real Madrid
"The silverware that this club has won is there to see, as are the players they have, who have been playing together for a number of years. They're a leading name in world football and they play the best football around. That enables them to be a benchmark for the rest. In any country you go to, Real Madrid are talked about as one of the top clubs in global football".

Hareide: "We're going to prepare well to try to get the result we need to make the Europa League".

"I think that we've got to where we are by giving it everything all together; our players and supporters have been a good combination. We know that the atmosphere our fans create has made an impression in Europe. Even the big stars have felt the presence of our support. I hope that Malmö can keep that up in February in the Europa League".

Martin Odegaard
"It's best to leave everything concerning Odegaard in the hands of [Rafa] Benítez. This is a massive club, he's going to learn a lot here and in time he'll become a great player". 

Tinnerholm: "We want to finish off on a high for our coach and fans"
"Hareide has had a huge influence on me. I wasn't very experienced, and suddenly I'm playing in the Champions League. He helped me to start believing in myself and helped the whole team to believe in ourselves. He has had a big hand in my development, and Malmö's. He's very demanding, and that has helped us to make it into Europe. We want to finish off on a high for our coach and to give the fans what they deserve".

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