Portuguese defender,Kepler Laveran (Pepe) believes he can experience the Champions League glory for the fourth time and this time with Porto.
‘I’ve won the Champions League three times, and this season will be the fourth, God willing,
‘We know it’s going to be very difficult, against a tough team like Liverpool, who play perfectly in the image of their coach.
‘We’re the same team that we’ve been throughout the tournament, we fight for everything.”
Pepe left Real Madrid for Besiktas in Turkey before returning to Porto a club made his first debut.
‘It was a dream I’d always had, to be back where I was happy,” he confirmed,
‘This club taught me and made me the player I am,
“I left a small island to live in Europe, I had to adapt very quickly,Pepe explained in an interview with UEFA.com.
The Portuguese international is proud that he managed to forge such a success career at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, despite having been previously warned it wouldn’t be possible given the nature of the club.
‘When I signed for Real Madrid, I was told that central defenders failed there,
‘I was told that great defenders hadn’t achieved their goal at the club. However, I played there for 10 years and won many trophies, he admitted.
Eder Militao will follow the path set by Pepe when he completes his transfer from Porto to Real Madrid in the summer, and the veteran believes it is the perfect move for the Brazilian.
‘In this Porto team we have very good defenders,
‘There are central defenders here that, in my opinion, could play well for a club like Real Madrid because they have a lot of quality,
‘This has been proven as Militao has already been signed by Real,he said.