Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking has teased Real Madrid on their chances of progressing to the semifinal of the Champions League and says the Spanish giants will have to work very hard to go past them.
Wolfsburg are away at Real Madrid on Tuesday night in the Champions League quarterfinal second leg, holding a 2-0 advantage from the first leg in Germany last week and ahead of tonight’s fixture, Hecking says needing just one game to go to the semis, they deserve some respect from Madrid.
“We knew we would need two magnificent days to advance in the competition – now we just need one. I think we can do our bit. Real Madrid have to use their legend to beat us at their stadium; they’ll have to work very hard. We know what Real Madrid stand for but we also deserve some respect after the first leg,” he said.
Hecking also went further to state that they won’t be intimidated by Real Madrid’s 80,000 strong home support and he says they will still play their football, while also teasing his Madrid counterpart, Zinedine Zidane in the process.
“We don’t care that there will be 80,000 fans supporting Real Madrid; we’re here to play football. We surprised them in the first leg but this time it will be more difficult. Madrid will try to score as soon as possible. Maybe Zidane will surprise me this time.”
Meanwhile, Karim Benzema has been declared fit for Real Madrid, after suffering an injury in the first leg last week.