Liverpool forward Diogo Jota says he is wary of facing Real Madrid due to their experience of winning Champions League trophies in recent seasons.
Jota says Liverpool will need to be at their best if they want to get through the quarter-final tie, as Real Madrid are the most successful team in the history of the Champions League. Real Madrid are far and away the most prolific side in Champions League history, with 13 titles won in the competition. AC Milan are second with seven, followed by Liverpool and Bayern Munich on six.
Whilst Real Madrid have this wonderful record in Europe, Liverpool have won the Champions League more recently than the Spaniards. Liverpool won the trophy in 2019, one year after Real beat them 3-1 in the 2018 final in Kyiv as Gareth Bale scored twice.
The Portuguese forward admits Liverpool will need to run and fight from start to finish due to Real Madrid’s style of play, if they want to have any chance of winning the match.
Jota has been in sublime form himself in the Champions League. He has scored four goals in five starts in Europe, to go along with his eight goals in seven starts in the Premier League. This suggests that his performance could play a huge role in the tie, as his goals could be crucial to Liverpool’s progression and Real Madrid could be wary of him.
Football Daily shared the clip on Twitter, with Jota previewing the clash during his pre-match press conference duties.
🗣 "They are used to these kind of knock-out stages, we'll need to be at our best if we want to get a result."
Diogo Jota speaks about the dangers of facing Real Madrid who are the most successful team in the Champions League pic.twitter.com/baxbXCfH0w
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 6, 2021
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