Wolfsburg forward Andre Schurrle taking nothing for granted

Wolfsburg forward Andre Schurrle

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Wolfsburg forward Andre Schurrle says his side are taking nothing for granted ahead of the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

The Wolves head to the Bernabeu with a 2-0 advantage from the first leg thanks to goals from Ricardo Rodríguez and Maximilian Arnold, as they look to reach the semi-finals of Europe’s premier club competition for the first time.

Germany international Schurrle says his side are well placed to progress to the last four, but he knows they still have it all to do against the most successful team in the competitions history.

He told reporters: “Tuesday will be at 100 million per cent, we will run for our lives. Since we beat Real Madrid 2-0, the whole city speaks only of that game but the second leg will not be easy.”

Wolfsburg head into the match off the back of a 1-1 home draw with Mainz in the Bundesliga on Saturday, and their form domestically has been poor of late, as they have failed to win any of their last four league matches.

Dieter Hecking’s side are currently eighth in the league standings, a full nine points off the top four positions, and Schurrle concedes the team were particularly poor during Saturday’s draw.

He added: “Of course what we did against Mainz was very poor.”

Wolfsburg will be hoping to produce an improved performance when they travel to Madrid and they are available at 12.00 to secure a victory at the Bernabeu, while Real are on offer at 1.18 and the draw is priced at 7.00.

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