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Manchester City ace confident ahead of UCL semifinal vs Real Madrid: “Never had so much belief”
Real Madrid are set to face their biggest challenge of the season as they take on Manchester City in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League next week.
The reigning European champions have swept aside the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool in the knockout rounds, but Man City could be a whole different ball game, having shown excellent form in recent months. Even Arsene Wenger has backed them to win the tie, owing to their formidable defence.
But it is not all defence, as Man City are also led by the towering Erling Haaland, who is breaking all sort of records at the moment. The English champions have also been boosted by Kevin de Bruyne’s return to training.
Speaking of the tie, one of Man City’s protagonists Jack Grealish spoke out about the game. He expressed his confidence in his current set of teammates, backing Man City to win the tie.
“Real Madrid again. Three games away from winning the Champions League. All I can say is I have never had so much confidence and belief in my teammates and myself before a game as I have before going there next week,” Grealish said (h/t Daily Mail).
The English international, who has been involved in 16 goals in all competitions this season, was referring to last season’s semifinal when Real Madrid had beaten Man City 6-5 on aggregate, before going on to win the cup.
Grealish insists Real Madrid will not be able to repeat that result, owing to Man City’s superior momentum heading into this competition.
But as pointed out by Ian Wright recently, Real Madrid are often a different beast when it comes to the UCL, so it will be interesting to see how things turn out next week.
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Real Madrid plan to hold talks with Chelsea over €60 million-rated German international
Kai Havertz has emerged as the latest target for Real Madrid as they look to beef up the attacking unit ahead of the new season.
The club are bracing themselves for the loss of Marco Asensio, who is reportedly closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Even Dani Ceballos is facing an uncertain future at Santiago Bernabeu, though the club are making a last-gasp effort to keep hold of the midfielder.
In order to mitigate the losses, Real Madrid are planning to bring in a new attacker, with Havertz emerging as a potential candidate.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid’s plan is to hold talks with Chelsea in the next few weeks, over the possibility of Havertz’s move to the Bernabeu.
The Premier League giants seek good money for the German international, but do not consider him ‘untouchable’. The player, after all, has endured a difficult season, where his productivity has been questioned.
The former Bayer Leverkusen starlet has netted seven goals in the Premier League this past season, but the number could have easily breached the 15 mark if the forward had successfully converted most of his chances.
Chelsea, therefore, are ready to offload the German ahead of the new season. The Blues had signed the young playmaker in the summer of 2020, for an astounding €80 million. But the move has not paid off at all, with the player scoring just 32 goals in 139 appearances.
Chelsea are now keen on recouping some of that investment by asking big money for Havertz this summer. Real Madrid, for their part, are not exactly clear how much they should spend on the German, but they appear ready to take the gamble on the player.
May 5, 2023 at 11:16 pm
❤Hala Madrid ❤…… This is UCL…. No team on earth dare to face us…. 😀😃😄