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Real Madrid's Bernd Schuster has told his team not to take it too easy as they were against Real Betis last Saturday as they prepare for the Champions League clash with Roma this midweek.
He told Marca, “We can't compate the Betis game with Almeria where we had dominated. We didn't do the simple things right and we were punished for being too casual.”
“We cannot let this happen against Roma, we won't have an advantage here – we go into the game with nothing.”
“We are not in bad shape. It's just that we have too many injuries, I would have liked to be able to reply on [the injured players].”
Despite having a lenghty injury list, Schuster maintains confidence in Madrid's ability to go to Italy and win.
“I think it is a good time for us and it will be a difficult game but we are confident. It's a competition that has always been important for Real Madrid.”
However, Schuster sounded a word of caution: “It's not true that Roma are one of the weaker Italian sides. They are compact and they have a good defence. They have Totti as the lone striker but behind him, there are dangerous players like Mancini.”
“They work very hard and it will be difficult scoring against them in their own ground. It's always hard when Spanish teams play the Italians.”
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