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Khedira wants Real-Barcelona final

SoccerNews in La Liga 21 Mar 2013


Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is dreaming of Champions League glory and believes a final against Barcelona would be perfect.

Real Madrid and Barca have already locked horns on six occasions so far this term, and Khedira is hoping for another meeting at the end of the season in the showpiece at Wembley.

“We all really want to win the 10th European Cup. Real Madrid–Barcelona is the biggest game in the world and everyone would be pleased if that were the final at Wembley,” Khedira told Marca.

The Germany international said his side were a real team again after their struggles earlier this campaign.

“We’ve put aside our egocentricity. It’s difficult to say what happened exactly. We started really badly, very slowly,” Khedira said.

“However, at the beginning of this year we started remembering what we’re good at, playing like a true team and not hanging our heads when we concede goals.

“If you aren’t a team you can’t beat Barcelona in two consecutive games and knock Manchester United out of the Champions League. Now I can say that Real Madrid is a real team once again.”

Khedira also had his say on head coach Jose Mourinho, and had nothing but praise for the Portuguese.

“I’m really happy as one of Mourinho’s players and I feel very much at home at Real Madrid,” he said.

“Mourinho was a great choice by Real Madrid, fantastic for the club. He’s an outstanding coach and a great person. If it were my decision, Mou would stay. I want him to stay.”


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