The German forward briefs on past results, the pressure, and the optimistic approach of reaching KYIV by knocking out Real Madrid in the round of 4.
Published By: Dalipinder Singh Sandhu (Bliss)
The 28-year-old talked to media yesterday, a day before the ‘European Clásico’ when Bayern Munchen takes on Real Madrid at their home ground: Santiago Bernabeu.
The World Cup winner had some bitter memories of the past fixtures against Real Madrid while losing all of the last 6 matches. He feels this had been due to the officials who seemed to have given favorable decisions to their opponents.
“Everyone knows what happened here last year, with two offside Madrid goals, and the Juventus penalty… the atmosphere should not affect the officials.”
He admitted that Bayern are under pressure due to the score of first leg where they trail by a 2-1 margin. The Bavarians look forward to change that around on aggregate score.
“We will concentrate on the game because we are already under too much pressure.”
“We analysed the first leg to know how to face the return. We have to take advantage of our chances, be hungry to score goals and to hurt Madrid.”
Thomas also came to rescue for his under scrutiny teammate Robert Lewandowski. The Polish international was criticized in first leg for not finishing the chances, he also has been goal less for past 4 UCL games: longest draught of his career with Bayern in the European competition.
“If we don’t win and we don’t score, we’re not going to look for a scapegoat, Lewandowski’s qualities are indisputable.”
The Bavarian club faces Real Madrid on Tuesday, 1st May 2018 at 7:45 PM CET.
The match will be telecasted world wide by the official broadcasting partners of UEFA.