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Hillier on THAT challenge on Rivera

It was quite an impact from David Hillier.

Moments after stepping off the bench, he went into a challenge with Alberto Rivera that left the Real Madrid player howling in pain.

We caught up with Hillier afterwards to get his take on it and this is what he said:

on his strong challenge against Rivera…
I had to knock a bit of steam out of him, he was running the game! But I thought his studs had come up, so I was a little bit late. I apologised to him several times after.

on how he felt...
It was good, I was quite comfortable at right-back. They had a lot of pressure and a lot of possession, but the lads played well and it was good.

on whether he fancied taking a penalty…
No, I’ve got a 2:2 miss ratio so if needed I’ll go to sudden death!

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