Malaga defender Nacho Monreal has claimed that he is looking forward to facing Real Madrid on Saturday.
The 26-year-old has been an integral part of Manuel Pellegrini's team this season, having played nine of the first 16 League games.
But the former Osasuna man has admitted that he is relishing the prospect of playing Los Blancos.
“We are looking forward to it,” he told the club's official website. “We are playing well and are aware that they are not having the best of times.
“But they are a very powerful rival so we will have to take advantage of any advantage they give us.
“I do not think that Madrid are in crisis.”