Even though Jose Mourinho’s men have drawn three of their last five games in La Liga, they remain four points clear of second-placed Barcelona.
Los Blancos have not been defeated by their city rivals in 13 years either, but while Diego is well aware of the threat posed by Madrid, the Brazilian insists that the Rojiblancos are not afraid of their neighbours.
“We will be facing the best team in the league but we’ll go for the win and we’ll see what happens,” he is quoted as saying by Radio MARCA. “Madrid are not invincible, but they are the leaders and you have to respect them. But we must not forget that we are at home and that must motivate us.”