The Champions League quarter-finals lights on this week, with three Spanish teams in action.
Real Madrid, who have won the competition for three of the last four years, meet Juventus while Barcelona play Roma and Sevilla take on Bayern Munich.
It’s said that if there is no competition every week that you suffer when you play in Europe, but this is Real Madrid. The players are winners and you put them together and they are able to raise their game. They didn’t earlier in the season because when you win a lot it’s harder to keep winning but now everybody is raising their level and nobody – apart from Nacho – has problems.
It’s the Champions League and Real Madrid, they go together and Real play in a different way.Lets take a flash back in their last meeting at UCL final ,see what the white Angels did to the old Ladies as they reduce them like candle light in that match,the Five time ballon D’or shows no mercy as he scored to helped Madrid lift that title at Cardiff.
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All the talk is about who will be the 11th player. Everybody reckons Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo will play, so then Isco looks to be the other one after not playing at the weekend.
Gareth Bale is doing well but he is inconsistent and he partly played well at the weekend because he played on the left as Ronaldo was not there. He had to take responsibility and felt he needed to show his level and the team needed him. When he feels the team needs him, he raises his game. When he is among others that have got the same level or are superior he disappears. He hasn’t got that kind of personality. He goes to Wales and he is a superstar but at Real Madrid there have only been moments. Isco has recovered some confidence, and being away with Spain helped, so the suggestion is that he will start.