Spanish icons of Real Madrid were drawn Monday against the Germans of Schalke 04 for the Uefa Champions League knockout stage.
Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti of the Merenge ranking third in the La Liga table with 38 points does not take the Germans for granted but believes his side are strong enough to kick out Jens Keller and his men in February while being careful about mistakes.
“We have the desire to go through to the quarter-finals. In the Champions League you have to do your best in every match, and stay focused and motivated. We cannot make mistakes in any match in this competition”, Ancelotti said.
“It is the Champions League round of 16 and it is always difficult; we have to be very focused,” he added.