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Sissoko: We have nothing to lose against Real Madrid

by Heath Chesters | Posted on Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Levante midfielder Momo Sissoko believes that his team have every chance of taking points at the Bernabéu this weekend, when they take on Real Madrid.

Momo SissokoSpeaking at a press call on Wednesday, Levante midfielder Momo Sissoko outlined that the pressure is all on Real Madrid to beat his team, whilst his team will be going to the Bernabéu with every intention of taking points.

“We’re going to the Bernabéu with the intention of giving everything we’ve got. Real Madrid are in really good form at the moment, but if we have a good game, we could take at least a point.”

“We have nothing to lose against Real Madrid, it’s them that has something to lose. We’ve going there with absolutely zero pressure. We want to have a good game and take points.”

Sissoko also recalled his previous visit to the Bernabéu, keen to play there with Levante.

“I won with Juventus the last time I went to the Bernabéu. I’m looking forward to playing against them again there. I know Ancelotti really well and it will be a pleasure to be playing against him.”

Obviously time spent working with Real Madrid manager Carlos Ancelotti at previous clubs, lead to Sissoko being asked for his thoughts about how the Italian coach is doing in La Liga.

“Ancelotti is doing a really good job with Real Madrid, alongside Zidane and the coaching team, they’re getting the best out of every player and I think they’re really strong this season.”

“Ancelotti know a great deal about football, he has a lot of experience and at all the teams he’s managed, he’s done very well.”

As for his own fitness and form, having signed for Levante in the January transfer window from PSG, Sissoko believes he’s starting to get back into his rhythm.

“Little by little, I’m getting back into shape. If I can play a number of minutes, or be in the starting eleven, I would be happy. I feel better now, stronger. Caparrós hasn’t asked me to do anything special. I’m training as I always do and it’s up to the manager if he chooses to play me or not.”

The 29-year-old midfielder is also hopeful that he can extend his current deal, beyond the summer, given he’s happy with how he’s found things so far, at Levante.

“Levante are a close-knit club. Everyone works hard for the good of the team and that’s also good for the club. I’ve signed here until the end of the season and I feel really comfortable here. My objective is to get back to playing regularly and enjoying my football.”

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