Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said the team will fight to the death to win the Champions League final last this month.
Los Blancos take on city rivals Atletico de Madrid in Lisbon on May 24 having seen off holders Bayern Munich along the way. A win for Carlo Ancelotti’s men would end the 12-year wait for the club’s 10th European Cup – the coveted Decima that previous teams have come close to but fallen short of winning.
Speaking to Spanish television station Sexta while watching Real fan Rafa Nadal at the Madrid Masters, Perez said the players would give it their all to win the trophy, especially as La Liga appears to be out of reach. The midweek draw with Valladolid looks to have been fatal to Madrid’s hopes and it La Liga could come down to the match between Barcelona and Atletico at the Nou Camp next weekend.
“We will fight until the death to win La Decima,” Perez stated. “We will sweat every single drop, as Rafa Nadal does in his matches, in order to be able to win the Champions League.
“For Madridistas the Champions League is a competition in which we feel very at home. We owe our fans this and we will do everything we can in order to win it.”