Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has admitted Los Blancos will “come out fighting” against Borussia Dortmund and “approach it like any other game” despite their 3-0 victory in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“Last Wednesday’s match at home was great, we played well and deserved to win, but it will be a different game in Dortmund. They’ll come out fighting and we have to approach it like any other game, looking to win it and seal our place in the semifinals,” he said in an interview with Bwin website.
The Welshman confessed he’s “never played in Signal Iduna Park”. “I’ve seen it on TV and I’ve heard people talk about it. They say the atmosphere is incredible. We’re professionals and we know how to go about our business. We’ll approach it like we always do and try to win the match as we always do,” he added.
When asked about Robert Lewandowski, who will make his return after missing the first leg due to suspension, Bale admitted “he is a great player and has been showing that over the last few years, but we have to concentrate on our own job, like we did in the first leg, defending well. You can’t do things any differently when you come up against other good attacking players. We have to defend well and I hope the team is at its best for this game.”
As Real Madrid look to seal their place in the semi-finals, Bale argued that in order to win La Decima they’ll need to take it “one game at a time and not get too far ahead of ourselves”. “It is important to take it one step at a time and not get too distracted, otherwise things could go badly,” he concluded.