May 14th, 2013 by admin
Real Madrid’s defensive midfielder Sami Khedira has said that the Spanish club need to have a disciplined approach in order to overturn a 4-1 deficit from the first leg. Real Madrid will be taking on Borussia Dortmund looking to qualify for the Champions League final against all the odds.
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski destroyed Real Madrid by scoring all four goals in the first leg. The away goal from Cristiano Ronaldo has given the Spanish club is like glimmer of hope, but Khedira has said that there is a mountain ahead of them in the hopes of reaching the final.
There is a real danger of both the Spanish clubs being knocked out of the competition after Barcelona suffered a 4-0 defeat in the first leg against German club Bayern Munich. Real Madrid will be facing Dortmund for the fourth time, as the two teams have already met in the group stages earlier in the season. Back then, it was the German team at the upper hand as well. Yet, Khedira is confident that Madrid will be able to progress if they manage to play with balance and patience. He has said that an early goal will help them give confidence that they can win the tie.
“It is important to score a goal early, but at the same time we can’t lose our head. We have to find a middle ground. The manager will prepare us very well for this game because an early goal for the opponent can increase the pressure even more. Therefore we need to pressure Dortmund up front but not from the first minute because the game last 90 minutes and we have already seen how quickly they can score one or more goals,” said Khedira ahead of the match.
The German international has been one of the important players for Madrid, and has been linked to Manchester United according to the man utd football news site.
March 15th, 2013 by admin
The Celta Vigo manager Abel Resino has said that his team should be extremely cautious about attacking Real Madrid because the Spanish giants are extremely dangerous on the counter-attack. Real Madrid come into the match after having won the last five matches in all competitions.
Even more impressive is the fact that they have played against the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United in these five matches. Hence, they are the overwhelming favourites to get the three points during the weekend when they take on Celta Vigo, who were fighting against relegation. The team are currently 19th in the Spanish league table. Read the rest of this entry »
February 22nd, 2013 by admin
The German midfielder Sami Khedira has said that he feels that Real Madrid are back on track once again after managing a 5-0 victory over Valencia during the weekend. Despite having some of the best players in the world, Real Madrid have struggled for form and consistency in the first half of the season. This coupled with several rifts amongst the players and the manager has meant that they have fallen 18 points behind the leaders Barcelona at one stage. As a result of the 5-0 win over Valencia and the loss of Barcelona, they have closed the gap to 15 points.
Further, Real Madrid also remain unbeaten since their return from the winter break. This has led to the midfielder Sami Khedira stating that he feels that the club back on track. Even though the possibility of winning the league title looks to be beyond them, Real Madrid still have the opportunity to challenge in the European competitions like the Champions league. Khedira has accepted that the team has not been up until now, but the past few weeks has given the necessary confidence that they can finish the season on a positive note by winning a major trophy. Real are chasing their 10th European trophy.
“We had a difficult situation, we weren’t doing well, and we talked about it together and saw it was going badly. We’ve worked hard these past weeks and I think we’re moving in the right direction. We’re playing well, really tight, and I think it’s going to give us future results. We have to focus on tomorrow’s match and it doesn’t matter if we’ll play against Barcelona or Malaga. We’re in a good place and I think we can win and move on. We’ll talk about it when we have our spot in the next round,” said Khedira.
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The Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has said that he wants his teammates to fight with fire when they take on Manchester City in the group stages of the Champions League. The club will be going into the match knowing that they can seal a place in the knockout stages of the competition quite comfortably, but they still will be hoping to qualify from the group as the winners. Qualifying from the group as the winners has its advantages because the second leg of the last 16 tie will be at home. For the second placed team from a group, the second leg will be away from home.
Sami Khedira has said that if Real Madrid managed to complete the double over the Premier league champions, then they have a real opportunity to qualify from the group as the winners. Hence, they should not let their heads fall for this match and fight with fire. The Real Madrid manager José Mourinho has increased the tension ahead of this match by saying that Manchester City will have no chance to qualify from the group after failing to take a victory in the first four matches of the group. They are in danger of not even qualifying for the Europa league, which is awarded to the third placed team.
“If we play a tight game, competing for every ball and trying to impose your style of play, I think we have a good chance. We must concentrate on trying to play our own way there, not letting ourselves to be influenced by the opponent’s style, but instead imposing our strength in attack. Each one of these players has too much quality for us to concentrate on just one of them,” said Khedira, who has also praised City by saying that they are one of the best in the world.