Real Madrid will need to beat Manchester City by two legs to reach another Champions League final and David Alaba is determined to be a nuisance to his former coach Pep Guardiola.
Alaba has been a revelation in defense since signing Los Merengues in Bosman’s transfer in the summer, filling the vacancy left by Sergio Ramos, and will play a major role in playing two games against Premier League winners.
“We haven’t been in touch lately, but it would be great to see Pep again,” Alaba explained in an interview with Bild.
“We had a great time together at Bayern. However, it’s all about frustrating him.”
Alaba is one of the few Real Madrid members to have won a number of Champions League titles away from Los Blancos, so he hopes to use this experience in future games against the Blues.
“We have to be fully prepared,” he added.
“Usually our goal is to reach the finals and when you get there, you want to win it.
“We have two games first with a very strong opponent.”
Alaba gets the top spot in Karim Benzema’s excellent performance in his career, yet he also played with top scorer Robert Lewandowski and compared the two.
“Benzema has always been world-class but has improved a lot,” he said.
“Lewandowski? No defender wants to play with him.”