Higuain confident in Real form
Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain is full of confidence ahead of his side’s Copa del Rey round-of-16 second-leg match at Malaga on Tuesday.
Real recorded a 3-2 win at home in the first leg, and the Argentina international believes the team has the right game plan in place for the clash at La Rosaleda.
“We’re confident we can reach the quarter-finals,” Higuain said.
“It’s important to have a victory advantage in the return leg, because Malaga will have to try for a win and one of our best weapons is our ability to counterattack.”
“Malaga are a good side and they complicated things for us in the first leg, but our games against them always turn out well for us. It may not have been the case at first in our previous clash, but we managed to finish it in the second half.”
Barcelona or Osasuna await in the quarter-finals and Higuain warned his potential rivals that Real are aiming to defend their crown.
“We would like to win the Copa del Rey again,” the 24-year-old said.
“Real Madrid had not won it in a very long time until last year. It would make us immensely happy to win it two years running. I hope we can reach the final one step at a time and win the title again.”
Tue 10 January, 2012