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Pepe Insists Real Madrid Will Respect Club World Cup Opponents Cruz Azul

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Pepe has declared that Real Madrid will respect Club World Cup opponents Cruz Azul.

The Spanish international go into the semifinal overwhelming favourites.

The Portuguese international said: “We are good physically and have come here in good shape to carry out our work and will be trying to demonstrate that tomorrow. We are having a spectacular season and we want to stay on the same track.

“We are excited to play in this Club World Cup. It is the first Club World Cup a lot of us have played in. It is a very important occasion and we are going to approach it with every intention of winning. We have a lot of respect for the opposition and we will stick to our plan in order to win.

“We come here on the back of winning the Champions League and we want to make our supporters happy by lifting the Club World Cup and closing out the year in the best way possible. We have a lot of quality in the squad and we are putting in a lot of hard work on the pitch. We have all the ingredients to play well in the semi-final and have a good Club World Cup. We will face each game with humility and with respect for our rivals.”

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