Red Bull Salzburg forward Jonathan Soriano warned that Real Madrid’s failure to make an impact domestically will make them even fiercer opponents in the Champions League this season.
Zinedine Zidane’s men languish 12 points off Liga leaders Barcelona and crashed out of the Copa del Rey due to a selection error involving Denis Cheryshev.
But the former Espanyol and Barcelona B striker believes that will only spur them on in the quest for the Undecima.
“The best – or the worst – thing for Real Madrid is that they have nothing else. They had that issue in the Copa del Rey and they have it very difficult in La Liga. So I guess they will give their best so they can seal Champions League glory,” he told Goal.
Soriano also asserted that he was flattered to hear his name linked with his ex-club in Catalunya, who are reportedly keen to add another striker to their ranks.
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