NEWS | 03/05/2016 | Javier García | PHOTOGRAPHER: Helios de la Rubia“Playing in a Champions League semi-final is a privilege and we are going to approach it with the responsibility that it deserves”, said the goalkeeper.
“It is a difficult game. They have got a great team with player who can unbalance you. We are all well prepared. There are 25 of us working hard since the start. Whoever starts will go out and give their all because if we are part of Real Madrid, we are capable of playing this type of game. We would like to have everyone at 100% but we are going to wait for the coach's decision".
Support from the fans
“When you have the best fans in the world you know that they are going to fill the stadium and get behind us. They are going to give everything from the stands, like us on the field. The example is the last game in the Champions League, they showed that they were 100% behind us. We will try to repay their faith in us on the pitch with a performance that will make them leave the stadium happy".
“It's a very important game for the club. I'm playing for Real Madrid and I had not had the opportunity to play in this competition before. Playing in a Champions League semi-final is a privilege and I approach it with the responsibility that it deserves. It's not the time to try anything new, it's time to go out with the same desire as always".
How he prepared for the game
“I try to be as professional as possible in each game. I must continue along the same line and treat it with the seriousness that it deserves. When things are going well, there's no need to change anything. We are going to try to improve and continue on the same path. When we go out on to the pitch, we want to give everything for the shirt that we represent. We have to be as one. We are going to go out confident, as a team and humble".
“We have to go out with a winning mentality, as always. We have to be aware that the game will not be easy. There will be moments when we will attack and others when we will defend. The game is 90 minutes, we have to know how to work and make decisions calmly and with a cold head. I respect all opponents. We go in to this game with the same concentration and intensity. The more united we are, the stronger we will be”.