Levante forward Obafemi Martins says he is expecting a war on the pitch against Real Madrid when the two sides meet on Sunday in La Liga.
Los Blancos lost the same fixture 0-1 last season, and their winless run away to Los Granotes now stretches to more than four years.
Martins stated that he fully expects Real Madrid to go all guns blazing in order to put an end to their horrible run at the Ciutat de Valencia.
“Real Madrid are coming to our home to win, because they lost last year in Valencia,” Martins told reporters.
“We expect a war, because this year they want to do better, but we have to play our own game.”
The 28-year-old striker refused to discuss who of him and Cristiano Ronaldo was faster, but said that he hopes his team-mate Sergio Ballesteros can get the better of the Portuguese ace just like the last time around.
“Ronaldo is a great player, one of the best in the world, though I wouldn’t like to say if he’s first or second.
“We are both fast forwards, but surely we will not face each other because I am not a defender. Hopefully [Sergio] Ballesteros will do the same as last year,”