‘Celta almost guaranteed to lose’

Celta Vigo boss Paco Herrera has admitted that his side have virtually no chance of beating Real Madrid next weekend.

Os Celestes' travel to Santiago Bernabeu next Saturday, and the 58-year-old tactician has confirmed he is pessimistic about his team's chances.

“We have a 90 per cent chance of losing,” he told AS. “But I still want to see my team be brave and try to play the game properly.

“We have to believe that we can beat them, and turn that ten per cent into 50 per cent. Although I'm thrilled we have that ten per cent,” he quipped.

“We will try to be ourselves and play proper football. It's better die with our ideals intact.

“The players don't need any motivation. I don't need to ask anyone to put in any extra effort, because the opponents and the stadium should do that.

“I want my men to look at the shirt of Real Madrid and realise that we are just 11 against 11.”

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