Wolfsburg boss: We’ll give everything against Madrid

Wolfsburg boss: We’ll give everything against Madrid


Wolfsburg manager Deiter Hecking says his side will give everything in their two legs against Real Madrid as they attempt to knock out the 10-time Champions League winners.

The two teams were paired to face each other at the quarter finals stage and Los Blancos are considered huge favourites to progress. This is the first time the Bundesliga side have reached this stage of the tournament.

Speaking after the draw was made, Hecking said they had wanted to draw Real Madrid because of the history and glamour behind the Santiago Bernabeu side. But when the first whistle goes, his players will work 100% to try and see them off.

He told Sky TV: “We have the opportunity to show our ability on the biggest stage against one of the best teams in Europe, and we want to grasp that chance with everything we’ve got. I either wanted to have Benfica or Real. You always have a little chance – and we want to take it. We will give everything. For the fans and the club it’s a great draw.”

Wolfsburg topped their group which included Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven before seeing of Belgian side Gent 4-2 overall in the last-16. They are currently third in the domestic league.