Real Madrid will fight to the death for la Decima, promises Perez

The Blancos supremo says Carlo Ancelotti’s men are relentlessly pursuing Champions League glory and are “sweating every drop” like tennis star Rafael Nadal

Florentino Perez says Real Madrid “will fight to the death” to claim their 10th European Cup against Atletico later this month.

Los Blancos have not featured in a Champions League final since beating Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow 12 years ago but will face their city rivals in Lisbon on May 24.

Speaking whilst attending a tennis match between Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista Agut at the Madrid Masters, club president Perez admitted that everyone at the Santiago Bernabeu has become obsessed with being crowned champions of Europe for the 10th time.

“We will fight to the death to win la Decima,” the 67-year-old told Spanish broadcaster La Sexta.

“We’re sweating every drop to win the Champions League, as does Rafael Nadal in his matches.”

Los Merengues have already secured the Copa del Rey this season with a 2-1 win over Barcelona in Apriil but have slipped to third in the race for La Liga with just two rounds remaining, meaning Perez is focusing all of his attention on Europe.

“To Real Madrid, the Champions League is a competition in which we have been very comfortable,” the Blancos supremo stated.

“We owe it to our fans. We are going to do everything possible to win.”

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