Real Madrid director confident ahead of Liverpool clash

The Spanish giants were paired with the Reds in the Champions League last 16 draw on Friday.

“We will go into the tie feeling confident. Up until now we have done well against English team and I think we are capable of doing well in the competition this season and there is plenty of time to prepare for these games,” he told the club’s official website.

“At this level there are no easy teams and if we want to go a long way then the more difficult the opposition the better.”

“Nobody reaches this stage of the competition without having great quality. Liverpool have been doing very well in recent seasons, unlike us, but I believe that the time has come to change that.”

“We have had a lot of bad luck with injuries in the past few months, but now things will improve and we will be able to have those players back and to add to the squad in January,” he added.

“I think the team can play two very good games and go through to the next round. We all want to do well and are excited by playing in the Champions League.

“Our players may lack some experience in this competition, but we should be optimistic.”