Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos insists his side are targeting a fourth straight Champions League title this campaign.
The defender remarked that this year’s final being held at the Wanda Metropolitano, was an ‘added motivation’ for his side but believes Barcelona are tournament ‘favourites’.
“There are many strong rivals you need to face in the Champions League, none are straightforward,” Ramos told reporters at his pre-match press conference.
“Barcelona are always favourites to win this competition because they have been so strong in Spain in recent years, and La Liga is the best league.
“It’s normal that great players make winning this competition a core objective for them and that includes us, we always start this competition looking to lift it.
“Regardless of the opponent or the stage, Real Madrid must always look to be competitive and to win the tournaments that we are involved in.
“This season is an extra motivation for us because the final is in our rival’s stadium (Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano) and to lift the trophy here would be extra special.”