Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas has said that he still believes that the club can progress to the finals of the Champions league despite losing the first leg against Borussia Dortmund 4-1. This heavy loss against the German club has left Real Madrid looking to get at least three goals without reply at the Santiago Bernabeu in the return leg. As a result, many have written off the chances of the Spanish club reaching the final this season. It is likely to be an all-German final at Wembley given that Bayern Munich completely destroyed Barcelona in the other semi-final.
Bayern Munich lead by four goals on aggregate, which is unlikely to be overturned even by the best team in the world. Real Madrid watched one of the transfer targets in the summer – Robert Lewandowski – destroy them by scoring four goals. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the sole consolation for Real Madrid, but Casillas believes that there is still 90 min of football left to decide the winner of the semi-final. The final will be played at Wembley, which also hosted the final few seasons ago. Casillas has said that Real Madrid will give themselves a great chance if they go into the halftime of the second leg with a two-goal advantage.
“The belief in the comeback exists. I think there is a great opportunity. We are playing at home, the fans will be motivated and what we need to do is ask for their support. For the individual and collective qualities, I think that in the Bernabeu we have the players to come back in this tie. The ideal thing, without underestimating Dortmund, would be to go into half-time 2-0 up. I believe we have more individual quality than them,” said Casillas, who has already lifted the trophy with Real Madrid in the past.