Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking says they aren’t lacking in motivation as they prepare for their quarterfinal first leg clash in the Champions League.
10-time champions Real Madrid are in Germany for the clash at the Volkswagen Arena and while the home side appears to be the underdogs, Hecking says it is a big chance for them to perform on a great stage nonetheless.
“Motivation won’t be a problem. We have a big chance to perform on a great stage. Nobody thought we could get this far. But in the end I still say: “This must not be the end for us.” We will look for our opportunity, even with this draw, and if we beat Real it would be one of the biggest sensations. So this is what we want to begin tomorrow.
“Since we were drawn against Real Madrid, we’ve been really excited. But is it the biggest match in our club’s history? I think there have been other great games, though maybe this is the one with the most attention. It is extraordinary for every one of us and we want to demonstrate why we are still in this competition.
“Real Madrid have a great squad with top-class players. They are one of the favourites for the title and one of the top clubs in Europe. But we will try to annoy them and I think my team can do that. It won’t be enough to just stop Ronaldo.
“I don’t know right now if Naldo will be able to play. We have to talk to the doctor and also the player. He wants to play, but now it’s up to me if I trust him. I don’t share the speculation that he will definitely play.”