Mohamed Salah: Roma can beat Madrid in the Champions League
Roma winger Mohamed Salah is confident his side can overcome Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.
The Italian club drew Madrid in the knockout stages of the competition after finishing second to their eternal rivals Barcelona in Group E.
Roma have not made the quarter-finals since 2007-08, when they went down 3-0 on aggregate to Manchester United, but Salah believes they have the potential to beat Madrid and qualify for the final eight.
“I think we can do it,” the Egyptian told the club’s website.
“I’ve always have had a dream to play against Real Madrid. Everybody knows Real Madrid but for us we need to do our job, we need to do our work, we need to stay focused in order to fight and play well.
“I think we can do it.”
The 23-year-old joined Roma from Chelsea in the close-season and has set his sights on glory in the Italian capital.
“I chose Roma for many reasons,” Salah said. ”I want to win something here. I like the city. I like the club.
“I think I’m happy here and I like everything.”
Roma sit fifth in Serie A after 17 games, four points adrift of league leaders Inter.