While the Real Madrid president is predicting a 5-1 aggregate win over Liverpool in the Champions League, this player is hoping for a two-goal advantage at the Bernabeu, something which would put the Spanish champions firmly in the driving seat when they travel to Anfield.
Sky Sports reports that Arjen Robben remembers the European heartache he suffered against the Reds while at Chelsea, and is keen to get revenge on the Reds as a result. The Dutchman has been in sensational form for Real in recent weeks and will need to be tightly shackled if the Merseyside club are to get a favourable result.
“I want to beat them because I have lost against them in two semi-finals and Reina saved my penalty,” the winger said in the Daily Mail. “I want a chance to take another against him and score.”
“They are very strong,” he added. “The coach is tactically excellent. The most important thing is to score at the Bernabeu.
“We have to beat them by more than two goals at home because the second leg at Anfield is going to be very tough.”
Meanwhile, Real Madrid manager Juande Ramos wants to establish a three-goal lead.
“I am looking for a three-goal advantage because that could be decisive and would make going to Anfield that much easier.”
Liverpool supporters, what do you think of these somewhat arrogant comments being made by the Real Madrid camp? Will these words come back to haunt them, especially if the Reds can secure a 0-0 draw or even nick a win in the first leg?