Casillas: Madrid want Undecima!

Iker Casillas says Real Madrid are ‘eager’ to become the first club in the Champions League era to defend their European crown this season.

Los Blancos’ fulfilled their long-running pursuit of La Decima last May as they won Europe’s elite club competition for a 10th time, defeating Atletico Madrid 4-1 after extra time in the final.

“I expect a cracking end to the season, but we have to apply pressure on our rivals and hope they slip up,” the goalkeeper said at a promotional event on Friday.

“We’ve struggled [against Atletico Madrid this season] but we’re eager to lift [the Champions League] again after winning it in Lisbon last year.

“We’re very excited [about making this year’s final in Berlin]. You think a lot about what can happen, but the game never turns out like you expected.”

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