‘Zenit, Milan were favourites too…’

Jesus Gamez has warned Borussia Dortmund that Malaga have thrived in the Champions League so far as the underdogs.

The Anchovies travel out today to Germany ahead of Tuesday evening’s quarter-final second leg against Dortmund.

Whilst the tie is set at 0-0 and the Germans are seen as favourites to progress, Gamez has reflected that the role of favourite means very little in Malaga’s eyes.

“They may be favourites but it does not bother us. So too were Zenit and Milan in the group stages and in the end we finished first,” the full-back told reporters before boarding Malaga’s flight.

“We have shown that with great teams we have a good attack and good defence. In the first leg we endured the pace Dortmund imposed well and we will have our own chances.

“A goal would make it difficult for them in the tie, but the game lasts 90 minutes and we will have to do a great job from start to finish.

“The hope is there always and the motivation is high too because this is an historic game for the club. This is a unique opportunity.

“This is a reward for the hard work. I came into the Malaga team from the youth side and to experience this right now is a great honour and a reward for the sacrifice that has been put in.”

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