Real Madrid's Iker Casillas: We Must Score Against Sevilla

Posted by admin on Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Casillas insists that Madrid will give their all to beat Sevilla in the Copa del Rey.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has assured the fans that los Blancos will do everything in their power to win the Copa del Rey this season.

The Merengues take on Sevilla in the semi-finals with the first-leg slated to be played tonight, and Casillas has stated that Madrid are keen to win the competition.

"It is very important that we score in Seville," Casillas is quoted as saying by Madrid's official website. "I would rather come back for the second leg with a 1-1 draw than a scoreless draw, although we are definitely going to try to win.

"Sevilla are a rugged team. If we want to make the final we need to leave the Pizjuan with a decent result so that we can take care of business at home."

He continued, "We all want to win the Copa. It is a great competition. Once you are in the final and you look back at the road travelled you realise that it was all worth it.

"Real Madrid cannot go 17 years without winning this competition. That is too long. We have played in two finals in the last decade and we hope to do so again this year.

"The Sevilla match is our most important right now so we cannot slip up. We will do whatever it takes. Despite the fact that Sevilla haven't been very consistent in La Liga, they are in the Copa.

"We know Sevilla are a strong opponent, but we are going to try to defeat the current champion."