Ubong Ekpai has outlined his belief that Viktoria Plzen will be prepared to face Real Madrid for Wednesday night’s Champions League encounter.
The Czech side host the reigning champions of the competition in the fourth round of group stage matches this midweek.
“Despite the loss to Madrid the last time out, we played an excellent game in terms of our attention and chances created,” considered Ekpai to Footballlive.ng
“We must do this again on Wednesday night, whilst being cautious of their threat on the counter through the likes of Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, who all break with extreme pace.
“Real have plenty of strong players up front who sometimes help out less in defensive areas, thus putting their backline under pressure.
“We managed to defend well in Spain, enjoy possession and cause them problems.
“Plus, at home, we’ll be able to count on the support of our fans, who will provide a red-hot atmosphere at the stadium.
“We haven’t had a great deal of time in which to prepare for the game, but encounters like these provide plenty of motivation by themselves.”