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Butragueño: “Chelsea are really tough opposition and we're in for two exciting games"

NEWS STORY. 17/03/2023. Enrique Sáez de Argandoña

“We're hugely excited about this tie and we'll make sure we prepare for it well”, said the club's Director of Institutional Relations.

Following the Champions League quarter-final draw held in Nyon, Real Madrid's Director of Institutional Relations Emilio Butragueño gave his take on the tie with Chelsea: “They're really tough opponents. We're in for two really exciting games and we know how hard they will be. We're hugely excited about this tie. Making the quarter-finals having knocked out Liverpool is reason to be satisfied. We're going to prepare as well as we possibly can and see if we can make the semi-finals”.

“The Bernabéu means so much to us. I'm sure we'll have a fantastic atmosphere at our stadium and the fans will get behind us to help us win that game. This competition brings us such great joy”.

Same opponent as last year
“They have so much quality. Last year, it was an incredibly difficult tie. They have knocked us out in previous seasons as well. We know they will be two evenly matched games. They will want to do their job and we'll aspire to the same, I hope we can get that bit of luck you need in these games and everyone comes into it in good shape. If we are on a good run, we know we're capable of competing against anyone”.

“We'll see. We have to focus on Chelsea, we know the potential they have. They are very strong in every aspect of the game and have top class players in every position. We have to remain focused on these two games because they're going to be incredibly tough.