Di Stefano: I didn't care who Real Madrid drew

Los Blancos’ legend claims he was disinterested by the draw for the Champions League semi-finals, remarking that he is satisfied with playing Borussia Dortmund

Alfredo Di Stefano has spoken about Real Madrid’s Champions League draw against Borussia Dortmund, declaring that he was completely unconcerned about who his side would face in the last four.

The Argentina-born forward, now an honourary president at los Merengues, scored 418 goals in 510 official games at the club and was named Ballon d’Or winner in both 1957 and 1959.

After being discharged from La Fe hospital in Valencia following a regular check-up for a heart condition, the 86-year-old reacted to being told of Madrid’s semi-final opponents.

“I didn’t know who we’d been drawn against, but I’m happy enough with Borussia,” he was quoted as saying by Marca.

“But I’m not playing,” he continued, before adding that this meant he did not particularly care who the Spanish giants had to play.

“Some Real Madrid fans wanted Barcelona, but not all of them.”

Di Stefano, who was part of a Real Madrid team who recorded five consecutive European Cup triumphs between the 1955-56 and 1959-60 seasons, also backed Jose Mourinho to remain at the club.

“I hope he stays,” he said when asked about the Portuguese coach’s future.

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