Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has said that his side will treat their famous European history in Saturday Champions League final match against Juventus and also be trying to display as they are vying to win the trophy for the first time.
Madrid has won the first five seasons of the European Cup between the year 1956 and 1960 in their 15th final, commanding for a record-extending 12th crown and for the honour of being the only team to successfully defend the trophy in the Champions League eve.
The Club Juventus temporarily competing in their ninth final, having lost six of their previous eight appearances, beating only Liverpool in 1985 and Ajax in 1996.
The captain is aiming for his 18th winner’s medal for club and country far from unaccompanied in the Real dressing room. Cristiano Ronaldo will be playing in his fifth Champions League final.
Ramos said that his side is all set to win the Europe’s biggest prize, “Tomorrow we have a date with history, with ourselves and we have to all forget about the things we have won and think about it like our first trophy.
On Friday, in a news conference, Ramos said that “In that sense, we’re motivated and excited about being the first team to win two Champions Leagues in a row.”
Romas, who scored a 93rd-minute equaliser in 2014 final against Atletico Madrid to a 4-1, said about the earlier match. “After so many years without winning the Champions League you never know when the cycle might end and we’re proud of what we’ve done and are enjoying the moment.”
“What we’ve done is unbelievable – no-one could have predicted it. The numbers speak for themselves and we’re going to try to bring the cup home again.”
Juventus defender Dani Alves said about the earlier final match between Real Madrid sand Juventus in 1998. Alves said, “This isn’t Alves v Real Madrid, this is Real Madrid v Juventus, and the last time they won with an offside goal.”
Real Madrid defender Marcelo said “It’s a Champions League final and they are trying to get at us in various ways but we need to think about ourselves and remember what we came for and what we have to do. Their words won’t bother us at all; we have come here to defend Real Madrid.”