We are not here to make up the numbers – Kepa Arrizabalaga sends warning to Real Madrid

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Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has sent a warning to Real Madrid ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“We are not here to make up the numbers,” Kepa said.

“In our minds, obviously, we know that we are playing in the Champions League, and we know the respect it deserves. If you only have a poor 20-minute spell over the course of a tie – or even less – you can be knocked out. We are well aware of it.

“So, we are respectful of the competition. But we are among the last remaining eight teams, so it’s obvious that we are dreaming of winning the Champions League. We know how difficult it is, but we are going to do all we can. We take it step by step, match by match, to try to go as far as possible.”