Gabi: Atléti must keep emotions under control at the Bernabéu

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Gabi: Atléti must keep emotions under control at the Bernabéu

El centrocampista del Atlético de Madrid, Gabi Fernández, durante la rueda de prensa que el equipo ha ofrecido hoy en el estadio Santiago Bernabéu, donde mañana se enfrenta al Real Madrid en el partido de semifinales de la Liga de Campeones.

Chema Moya

EFE

The Atlético Madrid captain spoke to the media ahead of the Champions League semi-final, and reminded that 'the heart doesn't win trophies'.

Gabi spoke to the media in the build-up to the Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid and Atlético, and warned of the need to control emotions.

Gabi: Atlético are gaining experience

Difference to other derbies: “They are always different, we’re gaining more experience in this competition. Each time we’re going further, and we hope that this time, the result will be different to in previous years.”

Madrid are a complete team: “They dominate the pitch really well. They’re a complete team. Tomorrow I’m sure that we’ll find the best way to cause them damage, the two teams have similar styles.”

Two-legged ties: “The first leg is always important in the Champions League. In other ties, we’ve had a great first leg, and that has set us up to progress. What you do in the first match determines whether you prevail in the second."

Gabi: Atléti must keep emotions under control at the Bernabéu

Atléti must control emotions

Emotion: “We have to control our emotions. For me, the prospect of playing in another final excites me hugely, but in order to get there, we must keep our emotions under control to play the perfect game and try to beat Madrid. The finer details are very important in these games.”

Juanfran said that you’ll lift ‘Big Ears’ in Cardiff: “I hope so. He’s a good friend and I hope he’s right. We all love playing in this competition. But you can’t do anything just with the heart, we have to work hard. The heart doesn’t win trophies.”

Read what Zinedine Zidane and Diego Simeone had to say in their pre-match press conferences. 

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1Atlético 15 5 0 1
2Bayern 12 4 0 2
3Rostov 5 1 2 3
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Real Madrid - Atlético M-02/05 20:45
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Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1B. Dortmund 14 4 2 0
2Real Madrid 12 3 3 0
3Legia 4 1 1 4
Full standing
Next matches
Real Madrid - Atlético M-02/05 20:45
Atlético - Real Madrid X-10/05 20:45
Fixtures

Leaders

  • Messi10Goals
  • Verratti488Passes
  • Steals

*Update 1 de mayo de 2017

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