Bayer's Son targets repeat performance in Madrid
26 February 2015, 09:34
Leverkusen - South Korea forward Son Heung-Min says Bayer Leverkusen will need another eye-catching display at Atletico Madrid if they are to keep alive their dreams of reaching the Champions League's quarter-finals.
The Germans have one foot in the last eight for the first time since reaching the 2002 Champions League final after Hakan Calhanoglu's superb second-half goal sealed Leverkusen's 1-0 win over Atletico in Wednesday's last 16, first-leg clash.
Atletico finished with 10 men at Leverkusen's BayArena after midfielder Tiago was sent off for the final quarter of an hour for a second booking.
Centre-back Diego Godin is also suspended for the return leg on March 17 after getting a second-half yellow card.
But left winger Son says his Leverkusen side will need to play just as well in Madrid to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 13 years.
"It was a very intensive game and we'll need to play like this again in Madrid to get a chance to go through," said Son, who failed to add to his tally of three Champions League goals in seven games.
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"We know they are very strong at home, but we want to enjoy the win after a superb performance from the team."
Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt says there is still all to play for in Madrid.
"Nothing has been decided, but I think it was important to have not conceded a goal," said Schmidt, who is in his first season in charge.
"The door is still open for Atletico, but we have shown we are also good for a goal or two.
"We have to try and score in Madrid, which will really give us a chance."