NEWS STORY. 17/11/2021
David Aznar and Esther looked ahead to matchday four of the Women’s Champions League group stage, which sees Real Madrid go head to head with PSG at the Alfredo Di Stéfano (Thursday, 9 pm CET). The coach said: “I hope we can seal our place in the quarter-finals tomorrow. We’ve gone into this competition with the desire to be amongst the top eight clubs in Europe. We’ve been working hard every day in order to achieve this and the players are well up for the fight and for coming away victorious”.
“It’s a different game, we start from zero and we’ll be playing in front of our fans. We’re looking forward to seeing the stadium full and we certainly learnt a lot from the game we played seven days ago. We’ve prepared really well for the match and we want to put on a much better display. These games help us to continue developing and we know there is still a long way to go. We’re up against the reigning French champions and one of the best sides in Europe, and that motivates us. But this is Real Madrid and we’re not afraid of a challenge. We’re excited to be playing the best. That’s why we’re in the group stage and have to play these types of games”.
Esther: “It’s important to play these types of games”
“After an injury, the adaptation process is difficult, but we’re back to help. Hopefully tomorrow will be a great day and the team will rise to the occasion, regardless of whether I score or not, although it’s always a motivating factor. I’ll do everything I can to help the team. We've learnt a lot from what happened in Paris and we're all united. It's going to be a different game and we're capable of getting something out of it”.
“It's important for us to play these kinds of games. We really want to see the level we’re at after seven days, and give a better account of ourselves. We’re at home, in our stadium, and a lot of people will come to support us. We’ve worked hard and studied how the match went there and how we want it to go here”.