Iker: Madrid fans desperate for Champions League success
The Real Madrid keeper told UEFA.com: "People always ask you about it. They demand more and empower you to become kings of Europe again."
Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas has told UEFA.com that the club's fans are desperate for ‘Los Blancos’ to win the Champions League again after 11 years without winning the competition.
"You only need to see what it does to the fans," Casillas said. "On the street people always ask you about it. In fact they demand more and empower you to give your best in this competition and to become kings of Europe again."
The goalkeeper also made it clear that three consecutive semi-finals was not enough for a team synonymous with Europe’s top club competition: “We knocked at the door of where Madrid want to be, but this has left a bitter taste because we could have made it to the final. However, we have to continue working hard so we can take that extra step and make the final."
Casillas, the only survivor of the last Real Madrid side to claim the Champions League – against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 – added that he was "sure the moment will come again so long as we prepare for each match with the motivation and desire we have shown already".