Emilio Butragueño represented Real Madrid at the draw held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The director of Institutional Relations of the club analysed the Champions League round of 16 match: “All opponents were difficult at this point but Manchester City are a big side, very powerful in every way. It’s going to be an exciting two games of football. This kind of match makes this wonderful sport grow. We have to play well, with enthusiasm and full confidence in our players”.
“Everyone knows how special this competition is for us and for our fans and we’re going to have a side in front of us who’s going to demand the best from us and we’re confident that we’ll be able to give it”.
Strength of English teams
“They’ve invested a lot of money in recent years but we’re Real Madrid and we’re in a position to take on any opponent. We still have weeks to see how we get there. The first match is at home and we need to get a good result at the Bernabéu with our fans and then go to Manchester to try to come back here to Nyon for the quarter-final draw”.