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Soccer - 2013-02-07 14:35:00


"We will give our best to win the Champions League"

Yesterday, Essien, Callejon, Adan and Morata joined 20 lucky football fans in a training day at Real Madrid's world class training camp in Valdebebas, Madrid. The session organised by Europe's largest sportsbook bwin gave the fans, who came from 7 different countries across Europe, the once in a lifetime opportunity to become a professional footballer for the day and play with their heroes.


A few days ahead of Real Madrid's first leg faceoff against Manchester United in the second round of the Champions League, Essien, Callejon, Adan and Morata wanted to share this unforgettable experience with their fans: "This experience is something that they will never forget and I hope that they have been able to get the best out of it," said Morata.


The 20 participants were given an access all areas, private tour of the amazing facilities at Valdebebas, even posing for photos against the iconic backdrop of the press room. Following this, they changed into their personalised kits and joined their heroes on the turf for a 2 hour training session. The winners were put through their paces by two of the clubs coaches with exercises designed to improve their dribbling, crossing, tackling and shooting skills. The session ended with a game in which Essien's 'Los Blancos' were victorious over Adan's Blues in an intense 5-3 match. Englishman James West playing for the Blues managed to put away 2 goals and was named 'Player of the Day' for his achievements and teamwork.


"This is a dream; a unique opportunity. Incredible", said an emotional West after receiving a shirt signed by the whole team. "Essien said my goal was good – that’s enough for me!" he joked.

Players also wanted to share their thoughts ahead of their next Champions League clash: "The Champions League has great significance. As a player you dream of winning it. I'm going to give my best and see if we can get it. Winning with Real Madrid would be a fantastic achievement for me and the club. We will continue working to achieve it, "said Essien.


Callejon acknowledged the difficulty of the tie against a strong rival and made clear that it will not be easy: "Manchester United is demonstrating its full potential. We want to win this tie and move to the next".

Adan, meanwhile, encouraged fans to keep the faith: "The fans would say they have the same dream as us that we will go as far as possible, there is no doubt that we will be fighting until the end. We want to enjoy together" he concluded.


Future 'Club of Champions' promotions will include "Backstage at the Bernabeu", the chance to "Become a Red Devil" even the opportunity to play a match with your friends on the hallowed turf of Old Trafford.

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