Roberto Carlos talks about Real Madrid’s La Décima hopes and who he sees as the Champions League favourites
Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos has admitted La Décima is taking too long for Madrid fans and has warned supporters that once again it will be hard to earn the clubs 10th European Cup.
Carlos played in the 2002 Champions League success, Los Blancos’ ninth European crown, and after reaching this season’s semi-finals they are now only three positive results away from La Décima.
The retired Brazilian celebrates his 41st birthday today and spoke to Radio Marca about Madrid’s European quest.
“For any Madridista the 10th European Cup is taking too long. Again we’re in the semi-final so we have to prepare well,” Football Espana quoted Carlos as saying.
“This year is difficult, with three competitions and the obligation to win and maintain a high level for a full year.”
But who does Carlos see as the favourites? “I have no idea who the favourites are,” the Brazilian said.
“Bayern Munich are playing great football.
“The way Atlético Madrid are playing, the history of Madrid, Chelsea with José Mourinho. He’s criticised a lot but for me he’s one of the best Coaches in the world.
“A Madrid-Chelsea semi would be great but it could go either way.”