Friday, April 21, 2017

Emilio Butragueno: `We are one step away from the final.`

Emilio Butragueno, who is the director of relations with institutions in Real Madrid, commented on the draw in the Champions League. The semi-finals in the strongest club tournament mentioned by in the world will be between Real Madrid and their city opponent Atletico (Madrid), as this is a repeat of the final of the 2014 and 2016.
`We know them very well. This is the fourth straight season in which confront them in the Champions League. They are a very difficult opponent for us. Their defense is solid, but the truth is that we are very pleased to play in the semifinals after the exceptional hard duel against Bayern (Munich). We have only one step to the finals, but it is the hardest. We will do everything to qualify for the finals, for which our fans crave.`, said Butragueno.
He admitted that the `red-white` from Madrid also have been performing strongly during the campaign. `There are three more appearances for the Championship before our first match with Atletico in Champions League. The rival played very strongly, and we do the same thing. The tournament mentioned by was very prestigious and obliges the players to perform in the strongest way. Football players are required to qualify for the match for the title.`
`We expect an interesting and unpredictable impact. We need to demonstrate the best we can. Every game and every opponent is different. Atletico (Madrid) took advantage of the mistakes of the opponents. The level of concentration is the most important thing in such matches. We know that anyone who made a mistake will pay a very expensive price.`, said the former striker of Real Madrid, Butragueno.
In the three previous clashes between the two teams in the Champions League, the final winner was Real Madrid.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Kompany: `We had dominated but we got nothing!`

The Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes that his team has dominated the match adviced by leo messi with Chelsea last night, despite the defeat of 1:2 at Stamford Bridge.
The located on the fourth place team of Manchester City had a greater percentage of possession and more hits inside the door of their opponent yesterday. But two goals of Eden Hazard before the break practically ensured the victory and keeping the lead by 7 points on top in the standings.
`I am definitely not happy, but I can`t say that our presentation has been weak. We are disappointed that we did not win the game and we will leave without any points.`, said the Belgian in front of journalists.
`On the other hand, the game wasn`t so bad. Physically, we were better than the enemy and we have been dominating.`, added the Belgian central defender, who played his first full 90 minutes for the first time in a year.
He added that the goal in front of the team has to finish in the top four in the Premier League and to ensure participation in the Champions League next season.
City will meet Arsenal in the semi-final in the tournament for the Cup of England on April 23, and it is a hope for them that they will win some trophy still in the first season of Josep Guardiola as a manager.
`About our position in the table, we must fight to the end to keep it.`, said defender. `Our goal is a place in the Champions League and also a participating in the final for the Cup.`