Higuain remains hopeful
Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is refusing to give up on their chances of reaching the final of the Champions League.
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me on Twitter @skysportspeteo
Last Updated: 01/05/11 10:58pm
Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is refusing to give up on their chances of reaching the final of the UEFA Champions League.
The Argentine ace believes Real can overturn the first-leg 2-0 deficit to arch-rivals Barcelona in the return fixture at Camp Nou on Tuesday.
Two goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona take the advantage from the ill-tempered first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, but Higuain is hopeful they can pull off a major shock in the second leg to reach Wembley.
"We have a great chance in the Champions League and we will fight to the death," said the Higuain told the club's official website.
"What matters is that we stick together to reach the final we are all so excited about.
"We're good enough to win the tie, so we will try our best. We must be proud and humble. The fact that Barca defeated us in Madrid means we can also defeat them in Barcelona."
Meanwhile, Real have announced Jose Mourinho will not speak to the media on Monday ahead of the game.
Mourinho, who was sent to the stands in the first leg, is facing disciplinary action for his comments about Barca coach Pep Guardiola and his suggestion that Barca receive favourable treatment from referees.
In Mourinho's absence, Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka will speak to the media in the pre-match press conference.