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“Two exciting matches await us for everyone”

Emilio Butragueno, director of international relations real Madrid and representative of the club in the draw for European competitions, considers the Chelseahis rival in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, as a rival “with great players in each position”, for which he considers that “two exciting games” will be lived.

“We have faced each other in recent years, and last year we experienced a very tight tie, as it is a great rival. Therefore, I think two exciting games await us for everyone. We are aware of the difficulty,” he said butragueñoin statements to Movistar.

butragueño did not hesitate to point out that his team “lives this tie with enormous enthusiasm, aware that we are in the quarterfinals after eliminating Liverpool”: “There is no doubt that it is a reason for satisfaction and now we must prepare as best as possible to see if we are able to reach the semifinals”.

In the last two campaigns Chelsea and Real Madrid they have clashed in Champions League, with equality, since the English team went to the next round in 2020-21, in which they were champions, while in the last one, 2021-22, it was the Madrid team that went through the round, to also end up raising the trophy.

“We are all very excited about this competition; it is logical. They are a team with enormous resources. Last year we had a very, very difficult tie precisely in the quarterfinals, they had also eliminated us the previous season. We know that there will be two parties of enormous equality”.

“They will want to do their job well and we will want to do ours. Hopefully we have that share of luck that is needed in these games, that we are inspired and that we arrive well, that is very important. If we arrive at a good time, we are aware that we can compete with anyone, aware of the difficulties we are going to face, but also with confidence in our players”, he added.

Regarding the circumstance of playing the second leg away, he pointed out: “The Bernabeu it always means a lot to us, at this moment we will play the first leg and I am convinced that we will have a fabulous atmosphere and that the public will help to try to win that game.”

If they pass the tie, the winner of the tie between Manchester City and Bayern Munich awaits them in the semifinals.

“We’ll see about that. We have to be focused on the ChelseaWe know the potential it has. They are very strong in all aspects of the game, they have top-class players in every position. So, we have to be focused on these two games, which I insist are going to be enormously difficult,” he commented.

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