‘Madrid must believe’

Real Madrid’s Pepe says the club’s players must believe they have what it takes to win the Champions League.

Los Blancos are chasing a record tenth victory in Europe’s premier club competition but have been doing so since 2002.

“We need to believe we can win a tenth title,” Pepe told Portuguese newspaper Record.

“We are working towards that but the truth is we are doing just as well in La Liga as we are in the Champions League.

“We also have the final of the Copa del Rey to play.

“We are doing well and we are in our best period of the season.”

The Portugal international then commented on Cristiano Ronaldo.

“He surprises us every day,” he said. “He has no limits, his mentality is he always wants to do more.

“He always wants to beat the number of goals he scored last year.

“As his friend and as a Portuguese, I am extremely proud he has won a second Ballon d’Or.”

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