One-time les Bleus star talks ahead of the two clubs meeting in the Champions League.
Former France midfield player Christian Karembeu says that the pressure is on Real Madrid ahead of their upcoming Champions League clash with Manchester United.
The two heavyweights of European football meet in the round of 16, with the first leg taking place at the Santiago Bernabeu a week on Wednesday, and the Frenchman says that it is a match that Madrid have to win.
“Real Madrid have to win,” Karembeu said.
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“It is important for Real to win against Manchester United to give themselves confidence but also to eliminate an opponent which could be a challenger for the title (of European champion).
“It is obvious that Real have to win at home at all costs and also because Cristiano Ronaldo has played for both clubs and, somehow, he needs to justify his move to Real Madrid.”
“Germany is a reference point for Europe. France are building a team and we hope when we can confront (Mesut) Ozil and so many good players who Frank Ribery knows so well. I hope France will show themselves in a good light and win at home, why not?”
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