Casillas: We’re aiming for Lisbon

Iker Casillas is confident that Real Madrid can make the Champions League final after being drawn against Bayern Munich in the semis.

Los Blancos were handed a last four clash with the German champions at the draw yesterday, but the goalkeeper is adamant that his men can go all the way to Lisbon.

“It’s an attractive pairing, we’re up against a really tough opponent in the reigning European champions, and our aim is to knock them out,” he told AS.

“They have top players in every department, some of the best players around in every position. Our plan is to give our all to go through to the final in Lisbon. The team looks good to me.

“In recent days we’ve had the odd bit of bad news, injuries to team-mates, and that always has an effect.

“We had a scare against Borussia Dortmund and we don’t have a good record in the country, but we've also managed to get through, and the road to Lisbon leads through Germany.

“It’ll be exciting and let’s hope things go our way.”

The shot-stopper then commented on Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury, which is likely to keep him out of tonight’s game against Almeria.

“It’s a big loss. He’s a player whose mere presence has a huge influence on us and our opponents. Once you know that you’re not going to have him for the coming weeks, neither tomorrow against Almería nor possibly the final of the Copa del Rey, what you want is for him to recover as soon as possible, because we need him.

“The Coach will adapt to the players who are able to play and they’ll give their all against Almería. They might seem easy in theory but they’re playing for their La Liga survival.

“After that, we’ll tackle the final of the Copa, which we know will be a great occasion. We want to win the Copa against Barça.”

The World Cup-winner concluded by remarking on his side’s chances of winning the treble.

“At this stage of the season there are suspensions and injuries, things that happen in such a packed fixture list.

“There is enough depth in the squad to go for all three trophies and that’s what we’re after.

“We have to take each game as it comes and not start thinking immediately about the Champions League semi-finals.”

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