Ex-England players, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard are all backing Real Madrid to win the Champions League this season.
Real Madrid won the title last year with a 4-1 victory over Juventus in Cardiff, Wales, and progressed to the quarter-finals on Tuesday after seeing off Paris Saint-Germain.
The Spanish giants’ domestic form has been ordinary this term, with Zinedine Zidane’s side slipping 15 points adrift of Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table.
But the team continue to impress in the Champions League and are destined to defend the Champions League trophy, according to three of the biggest pundits in the game, who were talking to BT Sport.
Speaking on BT Sports after Tottenham crashed out of the Competition to Juventus last night, Rio Ferdinand said, “Real Madrid, simply because of the experience and the Ronaldo factor,” when asked who they think would eventually win the competition.
Steven Gerrard, a former Liverpool player, said, “Liverpool have a chance but Real are rightly favourites.”
For former Chelsea star, Frank Lampard, “I have to agree but it is still very hard to predict.”