Ozil retains final conviction
Mesut Ozil remains convinced Real Madrid can reach the Champions League final despite their late 2-1 first-leg defeat by Bayern Munich.
Last Updated: 18/04/12 12:45pm
Mesut Ozil remains convinced Real Madrid can reach the UEFA Champions League final despite their late 2-1 first-leg defeat to Bayern Munich.
The Spanish giants lost at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday after Mario Gomez netted a 90th-minute winner following goals from Franck Ribery and Ozil.
While sad about conceding the late goal, Ozil has a positive feeling that Jose Mourinho's side can overturn the deficit at the Bernabeu next Wednesday and so return for the final at the Allianz Arena.
"The 2-1 scoreline is bitter for us but I'm convinced that we will win at home," said the Germany international.
"We believe in the strength that we have and I'm convinced that we will get through to the final.
"I'm a little sad about the defeat, but I have a positive feeling. We'll be back in Munich."
Madrid defender Sergio Ramos added on his club's official website: "It's a shame, we would've liked to get the draw, but these things happen in football.
"We were up against a very dangerous opponent who have great individual players."
The Spanish world and European champion is now hoping the Madrid fans will play their part in the Bernabeu for next Wednesday's second leg, where he admits his side may need to net more than once to get through.
He said: "Everybody has to make themselves heard and make our opponents feel that when they come to the Bernabeu.
"We need to go out to win the game, one goal may not be enough. We have to go for it from the start."