Kay, 19, African "Real Madrid has shown, more than any other team in domestic football, the resilience and the resolve to come back from being down, battered, bruised, hammered, they just keep coming through the flames"✿,✿
Mourinho: “I rely on individual quality and the collective quality of this team. We have a way of playing that’s well known, we’ve been on the brink for three years and we have a dynamic that guarantees quality. I also rely on mindset because the players want and deserve to go to Wembley. I’d be really happy if football was fair to our players because they’re people that, with the exception of maybe four or five players, have never won this competition and as a team we’ve never won it. We were eliminated in the semi-finals two years ago in a way that’s better not to speak of and last year it was on penalties, which is a hard situation to accept. We’re fighting to make it.”
Özil: “I am pleased to have hit some form and to be scoring goals. The most important thing is that we operate as a team, that we give the best account of ourselves and we give a good image of the club. I would like to say again how pleased I am to be scoring goals, but that is not the most important thing. The most important thing is that we get results as a team”
Real Madrid is a global idea, something that is worth all the effort. it is Bernabéu and Di Stefano, it is Chamartín and Cibeles, is it the green of the grass, it is pipes, it is cigars. it is smiles and applause, it is tears and whistles, it is joy and sadness, it is throats and voices. Real Madrid is not the goal scored, it is the next one. it is Madrid, Spain, Europe and the World. it is sport and spectacle. Real Madrid is eleven artists and eleven warriors. it is envy and admiration, it is relevant whether you hate or love it.