Real Madrid defender Eder Militao has warned his teammates not to make any mistakes ahead of Tuesday’s second-leg match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Vinicius Jr. might have stolen the limelight but Militao also played an important role in Real Madrid’s 2-0 win in the first leg.
His defensive effort early in that match prevented what could have been an easy goal for Joao Felix.
It gave his team the chance to regroup and eventually won the game quite comfortably.
Militao, however, still reminded his teammates to be wary of what this Chelsea team is capable of.
“Chelsea did well defensively in the first half [of the first leg],” the Brazil international said in Monday’s pre-match press conference.
“They have great players and we can’t afford to slip up.
“In Champions League games like this, the one who makes the least mistakes wins.
“The key will be our attitude in the last game.”
Speaking more about Chelsea, the former Porto star added: “It’s a great team. It’s very difficult to score goals here.
“We will have to work hard, along the lines of the last game.”
In terms of defence, Chelsea are indeed relatively solid overall this season, despite the recent blip.
It is on the other end of the pitch that they are really struggling to find the back of the net.
For Real Madrid, they will just have to stop Chelsea from scoring more than a goal to secure a spot in the Champions League finals.
Considering Chelsea have just scored once in their last five games, Real Madrid should be full of confidence heading into the game.