Real Madrid defender Pepe says the team must be at their best this evening because Roma have great players who can hurt them.
Los Blancos hold a 2-0 first leg lead going into the game at the Santiago Bernabeu but the sounds coming out of the club are that no one is taking anything for granted.
Speaking to reporters at the training ground on Monday, the experienced centre back said: “The best way to go in to a game like this is with humility and team spirit. We will try to do this tomorrow to come out as winners. We will not forget what happened against Schalke and the coach has said we have to go in to the game to win, taking it seriously and with a team spirit to achieve our success.”
The Portugal international added: “Roma have got great players and they’re a big team in Europe and one of the best in Italy. They have got really fast players on the wings and they’re going to try everything to make our job difficult, but we will go out do defend the Real Madrid badge and give everything. This team is always dangerous. Real Madrid is Real Madrid and it’s a very powerful club and we have to give everything in each game.”
Discussing the team’s chances of going all the way in the competition, Pepe commented: “We know that we have to learn a lot of lessons from this season. They are different times from the years of the Eighth. We want to win the Champions League but we know that there are other teams with the same capacity to win it. It will be difficult and we have to give our all. The most important thing is that the team is together, with our fans and fight for a common objective.”