Valencia winger Pablo Piatti believes his team will create chances against Real Madrid this Saturday, although they need to take them.
Los Che are fourth in La Liga, four points behind Atletico Madrid and three in front of Sevilla as they look to consolidate a Champions League spot, and need to take at least something from the visit to the Santiago Bernabeu.
“We’re confident about our chances. We know we’ll get opportunities against Real Madrid but we’ll have to be at 100 per cent to take advantage of them,” said Piatti, who is recovering from a calf injury.
“I think we need to focus on all aspects of this game, both defensively and in attack, and I’m sure our Coach will have a good plan.
“Whatever our strategy is the aim will be the same and that is to go out and win the game. We know what we want and that’s the three points.”
The Argentine acknowledged his intention is to renew his contract with Valencia by the summer, although he insists he is only concentrating on football between now and the end of the season.
“The first contact with the club has been very positive but at the moment everything is on hold. I’m just focusing on the games coming up and they’ll be plenty of time to sit down and talk.”
Piatti also referred to his excellent form this term, which has led to him becoming a key member of boss Nuno Espirito Santo’s team.
“I don’t set any targets. I just try to grow as a player and make the most of my opportunities.
“I’m just trying to perform to my maximum so I can achieve a positive end to the season,” he asserted.