Basel coach Paulo Sousa believes that his side are ready to challenge the established powers of Real Madrid and Liverpool in their quest to qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions’ League.
And if they do, it will be just the second time in the Swiss team’s history.
“We are going to play against two teams that have won the competition 15 times,” said Sousa.
“We want to build on what the club has done in the last five years, continue to progress and compete with the best.”
Sousa is eyeing on the possibility of claiming a historic win for his men when they face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu for their opening match of this seasons’ Champions’ League, in the group stages.
“In clubs this big where there is always the need to win, these type of things can happen,” continued the 44-year-old Portuguese manager.
“I am sure they are going to solve their problems, but I hope it will not be tomorrow.”
“It is a game against the champions, the best team in Europe. We have to enjoy it and I’m sure we will.”