Real Madrid will stay faithful
to its attacking philosophy when it meets Arsenal for a place in the last eight
of the Champions League.
"I expect a very difficult match," said Real coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro.
"Arsenal played very well in the first leg by putting a lot of pressure on the
midfield and playing quickly up front in counter-attack."
Thierry Henry's strike gave the Gunners a famous 1-0 victory in the first leg of
their last 16 clash in the Bernabeu a fortnight ago.
But Caro said that his Real side would not shirk the challenge or disappoint the
paying public at Highbury.
"We are determined. We will have to be efficient and play hard to win. Our game
philosophy has always been attack and we're not changing that.
"The team that scores most goals will qualify, so we will play to score."
Caro said the game was important for a club who lie 10 points behind Barcelona
in the Spanish league and have already been knocked out of the Spanish Cup.
"It's a game of the utmost importance for the players, the club and the
supporters. I will pick the best team possible, the most courageous.
"We have some very good players and tomorrow they will have the perfect stage to
show that. I always think positively. I'm confident. We have the possibility of
Caro, however, did not say whether he would start Brazilian Ronaldo, who has
come under fire from Madrid fans in recent weeks and has looked a shadow of the
striker who dominated the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.
"Whether Ronaldo plays or not is not the issue. The most important thing is to
win," the coach said.