NEWS
Thursday May 17 2018
Firmino: Beating Madrid ‘unique’

Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino feels that beating Real Madrid in the Champions League final would be a unique moment in his career.

The Brazilian has scored 27 goals in all competitions this term and is desperate to end the season on a high note by beating Madrid in Kiev on May 26.

“This year has been my best as a professional footballer, but I’m still restless and I always want more, to grow and grow even further,” declared Firmino in an interview with UEFA.

“It would be a unique moment to win the final as it’s a very special trophy because it’s the Champions League.

“If we do manage to win it then it will be a very emotional moment for me and the whole team.”

Firmino’s tally of 10 goals in this season’s Champions League is bettered only by Cristiano Ronaldo.

“It’s my first year in the competition and I’m one of the leading scorers, alongside Cristiano and Mohamed Salah, so I’m pretty pleased and happy with my own and the team’s performances.

“We’ve put in a lot of work to reach the final and we are there so we must remain focused. We know all about Real Madrid. They are always winning titles and are a great team.

“But a final is a one-off game and they’ll be up against Liverpool, a team and club with a great pedigree, and we will fight to the end,” he promised.

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