Butragueño: "He is a very powerful rival but we are Real Madrid"

NEWS | 12/16/2019

"Everyone knows how special this competition is for us and for our audience," he said after the draw.

Emilio Butragueño represented the Real Madrid in the draw held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The director of Institutional Relations of the club analyzed the match of the round of 16 of the Champions League: “Everyone was difficult at this point but Manchester City is a great rival, very powerful in every way. For football it will be an exciting tie. These types of matches make this wonderful sport grow. We have to play well, with enthusiasm and fully trusting our players. "

"Everyone knows how special this competition is for us and for our audience and in front of us we will have a rival who is going to demand the best of us and we trust that we will be able to give it."

Potential of English teams

“They have invested a lot of money in recent years but we are the Real Madrid and we are in a position to face any rival. We still have weeks to see how we arrived. The first game is at home and we need to get a good result in the Bernabeu with our people and then go to Manchester to try to come back here to Nyon for the quarterfinal draw. ”

We are a team accustomed to these games and with experienced players.

“All rivals are strong and that is what we have to think. Here are the best and when you face them you have to make a great football, be inspired and all the details count. We are a team accustomed to this type of games with very experienced players and it will be very attractive for the amateur ”.


“The tie is Manchester City-Real Madrid. They have a fantastic template and so do we. We have an extraordinary coach. I think that everything as a whole allows the fan to be excited about this type of qualifiers and I am sure that we will see two great matches. ”

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