Casillas: One If Madrid Thinking Could Repeat Previous seasons results
Gelsenkirchen – Iker Casillas of Real Madrid demands vigilance ahead of the trip to Schalke 04. According to him, Madrid should not be too adhered to the results of last season.
The meeting between Madrid and Schalke in the Champions League round of 16 this season was a repeat of last season. At that time, the Los Blancos also met with Schalke in the same round.
In the first leg, Madrid home with a 6-1 victory from the Veltins-Arena. Cristiano Ronaldo et al. then qualified for the quarter-finals with a 9-2 aggregate after a 2-1 win at home.
Casillas assess the potential ‘revenge’ of Schalke when the two teams met again in the first leg at the Veltins-Arena, Thursday (02/19/2015) pm dawn. Therefore, he asked his team to remain cautious despite having a very good memory of last season.
“It would be very difficult. The atmosphere in Germany will be very intense. They are aware that they have a chance for revenge and we expect a tough match,” said Casillas on the official club website.
“The fact that we faced last year they did not give us the advantage. If anything, it is an advantage for them. It would be a mistake to think that playing in Gelsenkirchen will be easy and that we will repeat what happened last year.”
“Instead, we should be careful and there with humility. It will be a very difficult meeting,” the Madrid captain straightforward.