first team / Champions League

"If we all play at our level"

Published on the 17 December 2010 à 18:40

Michel Bastos commented the draw which saw OL pick up Real Madrid as opponents in the last 16 of the Champions League.

"We expected to be drawn against a big team, we had no choice. We already managed to eliminate Real Madrid last season, we can do it again this year. It's a great team, it will be hard. I think Real are stronger than last season with a lot of new players, especially Özil who is already well integrated. I am not disappointed with the draw though, if I could choose, I would not choose Real. I came to Lyon to play high level games, I would say that this is one. We have our chances to qualify. They must still not have digested the fact we eliminated them last season. Mourinho will show them the game, he will get into their heads to convince them that they absolutely must win. If I were on the other side, I would really want to win. In six matches, Real Madrid have never beaten us (3 wins for OL and 3 draws) it is an important element, it demonstrates that OL can do well against any team. I am sure we will be present. If we are not at 100%, it will be hard. We need to be at 200%. If we're all at our best, we have a great chance of qualifying".