Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Forget Ron, Otamendi's Sights Are Fixed on Goal

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Forget Ron, Otamendi's Sights Are Fixed on Goal

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NICOLAS Otamendi is not only intent on keeping Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema quiet fi he might fancy notching a semi-final goal himself!

The Argentina defender is likely to be on the bench as the Blues face Real Madrid tonight - but he has form against the Spanish aces.

Last season, he scored a thumping header as Valencia beat the Galacticos 2-1, and was a defensive linchpin as they pulled off a 2- 2 draw at the Bernabeu - that combination of results would suit City nicely.

But Otamendi admits he will have plenty of defending to do if he gets on the pitch.

"When you come up against these top teams, there is always someone for you to worry about," he said. "With Real Madrid, it's not just Ronaldo, they've got Benzema, they've got Bale. All across the pitch they've got great players.

"We know they are going to be all over us and looking to make the most of it, but knowing that gives us the confidence to do what we do. …

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