Bernd Schuster has conceded that his Malaga side are up against it when they face Real Madrid this evening.
The Costa del Sol outfit host Los Blancos on Saturday evening, and the German Coach has admitted that his men are facing one of the best in the world at the moment.
“We know how tough playing against Real Madrid can be,” he told a Press conference.
“They’re playing brilliantly at the moment and are extremely strong. We need to make sure we maintain stability in every line, as they’ll be pushing us back as often as possible, so we need to be ready.
“It’s crucial that Willy has a good match and we’ll try our best to impose our style of play. We’ll have to see how it starts, but I think it’ll be a great game.
“It’s a shame that we’re up against Madrid now, but it has to be done.
“The best thing is we’ve got nothing to lose, so we can be as brave as we like. I’m not a pessimistic person at all.
“If they let us, then we’ll try and focus more upfront, but we’ll need to have our wits about us the entire time.
“We’ll be looking for as many possibilities as we can against Madrid, not just in defence, but hopefully to throw a few surprises their way too.
“Real Madrid are a superior rival, but our boys are bursting with motivation, which can only be a good thing.
“The new players are really enthusiastic, as everyone likes to play against the big teams. We’re working on improving our tactics so the new boys can adapt to the team more.
“They’ve improved a great deal.”