The silence on Merseyside is deafening at the moment. Whilst Real Madrid continue to speak their mind ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash, Rafa Benitez and his side have remained calm and stoic, never once wanting to enter the verbal battle. They’re probably cutting out newspaper clips to post on the wall prior to the match at this very moment! The most recent quote from Madrid manager, Juande Ramos, will surely fuel the fire for Rafa’s squad.
In an attempt to pile further pressure on Benitez, Ramos called for a three-goal lead to take to Anfield and singled out former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben as the player who could make it happen.
‘I am looking for a three-goal advantage because that could be decisive and would make going to Anfield that much easier,’ said Ramos.
‘Arjen has been spectacular since I arrived. He is different to the rest and has those very rare qualities of speed and an ability to get past defenders.’ (Daily Mail)
Ramos and the rest of Real Madrid have been extremely confident prior to the match. If you’ll recall last season’s match between Inter and Liverpool, you’ll remember that Inter played the confident side ahead of the match. Everyone remembers how that two-leg tie turned out.
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