"Real are the title favorite and they are feeling pressure. We are trying to exploit all our qualities and chances playing as we usually do". Maurizio Sarri introduces with these words tonight's challenge at the San Paolo.
"Real are the team that collected more trophies in the World, they are the richest Club and everybody thinks that they are the title favorite, as it should be. Our aim is to show our qualities and try to take the lead, we hope to be lucky".
"It's not a casuality that they won 46 games in a row up to now, they have a high-quality offensive strategy and also many players with high physical characteristic. We should have a well-organized defence in order to contain them and impose our game. We should control their pressure since the very beginning. This is the only way to opnened up space even if it will be dangerous. We should try. We cannot check them in advance because anything can prevent their talent. We definetly have to be focused on our performance, have the right self-esteem. Even if we have just 3% of the chance to qualify, we have to be focused on this goal".
How much can the San Paolo be determinant ? "It will be crucial for us because Real Madrid are accustomed to play in warm-up arenas. What I can say is theat we are going to play against the strongest team in the World but we do have the best supporters ever and tomorrow everybody will be able to appreciate it all around Europe".