Real Madrid chief Butragueno: Chelsea will be two exciting games

Real Madrid chief Emilio Butragueno says there’ll be no underestimating Chelsea in their Champions League quarterfinals

Following the draw held in Nyon, Real Madrid’s Director of Institutional Relations gave his take on the tie with Chelsea.

He said: “They’re really tough opponents. We’re in for two really exciting games and we know how hard they will be. We’re hugely excited about this tie. Making the quarter-finals having knocked out Liverpool is reason to be satisfied. We’re going to prepare as well as we possibly can and see if we can make the semi-finals.

“The Bernabéu means so much to us. I’m sure we’ll have a fantastic atmosphere at our stadium and the fans will get behind us to help us win that game. This competition brings us such great joy.

“They have so much quality. Last year, it was an incredibly difficult tie. They have knocked us out in previous seasons as well. We know they will be two evenly matched games. They will want to do their job and we’ll aspire to the same, I hope we can get that bit of luck you need in these games and everyone comes into it in good shape. If we are on a good run, we know we’re capable of competing against anyone.”

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