The former footballer played both for Ajax and Real Madrid, and he spoke before they are set to face off in the UEFA Champions League.
Ajax and Real Madrid will play in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
And for former footballer Clarence Seedorf, Los Blancos had always had a very special relationship with the competition.
“Real Madrid is the favorite because they are the defending champions and they have significant experience in the Champions League,” he told Marca.
“Now this doesn’t mean that they will 100% win, but Real Madrid in the Champions League are always special.”
“When I lifted my first Champions League as a 19-year-old it was amazing,” he explained.
“After the match, I was with my idol from when I was little, Frank Rijkaard, doing interviews with him as he was finishing his career and I was just starting mine.”
“Then there were all the celebrations, with millions of people waiting for us back in Amsterdam. I didn’t sleep for the whole week,” he remembered after winning the European trophy with Ajax.
“The Champions League with Real Madrid was also incredible, we were a group of hungry players who had incredible motivation.”
“After 32 years we brought the Champions League back to Madrid,” he told the Spanish media outlet.
“Everything is possible. It will be very difficult, but yes, Real Madrid can always do it.”
“I’m proud and honored to have played such an important role for Real Madrid, a moment which represented the turning point for the return of the club in Europe after so many years without success,” he continued.
“It’s especially important when you look at what happened next with so many victories and trophies. It’s a special feeling and a very rewarding one.”
“The club has strengthened a lot in those years since I was there, it has become a giant off the pitch too, and I’ve been very happy to see that growth,” he concluded.
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