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Isco: “Atletico compete very well and it’s going to be an even tie"

NEWS | 01/05/2017

“I'm lucky to have had the support of the Bernabéu crowd since the first day I stepped out on to the pitch”, he said in an interview with Codere Apuestas.
Isco spoke about the Champions League semi-finals against Atletico in an interview with Codere Apuestas: "Atletico are a very difficult team and the two-legged matches make it even more difficult. I've been in Madrid for four years and in each of the four we've faced them in the Champions League. Hopefully the outcome will be the same as in previous years".
 
"They’ll be really keen to beat us after the two Champions Leagues that we’ve won. Atletico are a very good team, they have shown that, they compete very well and it’s going to be a very close tie".
 
The tie against Bayern
"The Champions League anthem always motivates you in a special way. They’re big nights at the Bernabéu, a quarter-final against Bayern, you don’t have to say much more. After conceding the goal in Germany we didn’t let it get us down. We got a good result at a difficult stadium. The team didn’t let their guard down in the second leg. In the end, in extra time, with all our strength we managed to turn it around".

THE HAIRS ON THE BACK OF MY NECK STILL STAND UP WHEN I SEE RAMOS’ GOAL IN LISBON.

"I'm lucky to have had the support of the Bernabéu crowd since the first day I stepped out on to the pitch. It’s easier that way. Football is magic for me, it's a special feeling every time I walk out on to the pitch and touch the ball. That’s how I would define what magic is".
 
Memories of Ramos’ goal in Lisbon
"It still makes my hairs stand up. It was a really important goal, when he scored it, I knew we wouldn’t lose. It came at a key moment and I felt like I’d also scored the goal".
 
The penalty shootout in Milan
"It's the most stressful moment in my entire career. You have to be there to experience it. In the end, if it had still been level after the first five penalties, I would have taken one as well. The important thing is that my teammates put them away and we were able to win la Undécima.  In those moments I was in my own world, I only remember that when Cristiano scored the winning goal we ran to embrace him and it’s a moment that I’ll never forget".

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