Bayern Munich captain Phillip Lahm has said he wants to come away from Santiago Bernabeu with a win over Real Madrid.
The sides meet in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final and Lahm is ready for a titanic clash between two of the game’s biggest names.
“These are two great teams internationally and victory can be found in the heart and the fitness of the players,” AS reports Lahm as saying.
“Games like this are decided with heart and passion.
“It’s the team that is important. We should be at our best level as a team because these are two very strong teams and everyone has to give their best.
“We’re in Madrid and it’s not enough to settle for a draw. We are a strong team, we’ve won the Bundesliga, and we must be ambitious and want to win.
“We’re here to win, but we’re all aware that it is a difficult task.”
Lahm added that he doesn’t feel it’s a factor that Madrid had a free weekend to prepare for the fixture, and that Bayern are prepared for Cristiano Ronaldo, should he be passed fit.
“We’ve faced all possibilities and we’ll see if it’s an advantage or not,” Lahm said.
“Madrid’s rest won’t affect any of the action and it’s no excuse come the day of the game.
“I’m really excited to play at the Bernabeu. It’s a very nice stadium and I feel comfortable in it.
“I have fond memories of being there and it’s always a good feeling.”