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Want to eliminate Real Madrid: Neymar
Doha, Dec 22 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar said his side is keen on creating Champions League history by eliminating holders Real Madrid in the upcoming round-of-16 fixtures.
Real Madrid will host Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg on February 14. The Spanish football giants will then travel to France on March 7 for the second leg.
“We want to make history and will do everything possible to eliminate them,” the Brazilian was quoted as saying by Spanish website Marca on Thursday.
“We know it will be a difficult game, Real Madrid players have been together for many years.
“They are looking for their third successive Champions League, but I know we can beat them,” Neymar added.
The 22-year-old who was signed for a record transfer fee from Barcelona earlier this season said the fixture depends upon the performance of the whole team and not just him as an individual.
“It doesn’t only depend on me,” the forward admitted.
“It depends on my teammates and what we win as a team this season. Of course the World Cup is important, however first we must do things well as a team,” Neymar added.