The Reds forward is happy with his and his team’s return to form and is ready to face Real Madrid.
This Tuesday evening will take place the remake of the 2018 Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Except that in the meantime, water has flowed under the bridges and the Reds managed to win the competition. But one thing has not changed, both teams remain heavyweights in European football and this meeting will be a shock at the top of these quarter-finals. Present at a press conference before the meeting, Diogo Jota commented on Liverpool’s state of form. The Portuguese international considers that the Reds are back at a very good level and will respond to this against Real Madrid.
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“We are in a good dynamic; we left for the international break with two wins and two clean sheets. Now we are following the same path with another good victory and the performance was also much better than in previous matches. We want to build on that, but against Real Madrid it will be a big challenge for us and we have to be ready“, said the Portuguese.
“It will take a lot – a lot of effort, mainly. We will probably have to run a lot, fight a lot, because of the way Real Madrid play. They are the team with the most titles in this competition, so they are used to knockout matches and we’re going to have to be at our best if we’re going to get a result tomorrow“, added the Liverpool striker.
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“Obviously the system is important, but I think the most important is the way they play. We have our manager who can probably guess, but we will never be sure until the time of the game, so we have to make sure that we know their routines, even if they change a bit because the ideas will be there and always will be the same. I think it’s hard to predict things like that, we just have to do our best and know what they can do too, even if they play with three or four in the back“, concluded Diogo Jota.
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The Portuguese international is happy with his current form, with a brace against Arsenal and three goals in the international break with Portugal after a long injury: “Obviously, I score a good number of goals. This is what I want to do; help the team for the rest of the season. I don’t mind if I don’t score until the team wins. Another decisive pass from Alexander Arnold? It’s really important to me “.
“Obviously we attacking players need the balls most of the time and we all know Trent’s ability in terms of overflows and crosses. It’s not his first assist and I hope it is. not the last! (…) For a player, the injury is the worst [chose] that could happen. Seeing the team on TV and there is nothing you can do to help is frustrating. I needed to focus on my recovery and be back on the pitch and do what I was doing – which was helping, doing my best and hopefully scoring goals and keep doing it“, concluded Diogo Jota.