Former Roma and Real Madrid fullback Christian Panucci spoke about the imminent UCL match.
He played with the Blancos and the giallorossi and his heart is divided in two. The current coach of the Albanian national team, spoke to Goal.com about Roma-Real Madrid.
“Madrid is Madrid and I have many dear friends there. I won several trophies there and they took care of me very well. I played in Rome 8 years and that’s an important place for me as well,” said Panucci.
“The motivation of the players will be a key factor today. Both sides must react to a tough moment. The coaches will not be important. The players must give their best today.”
“I would like it to be a great match. My heart is divided in half. Final result? I would say 0-0.”
The former player also spoke about the Roma sporting director Monchi. “He is doing well. He is in line with the reality in Rome, a club that must sell players every year. Now, he is buying players for the future and I think it is good. Obviously, he would love to win Scudetto and the Champions League but then, in June, he always has to sell 2-3 players to balance the accounts,” concluded Christian Panucci.