Chris Coleman believes Arsenal will breeze past Real Madrid and could win the Champions League if they maintain the form which destroyed Fulham.
Thierry Henry led the Gunners to a 4-0 romp at Craven Cottage and Coleman admitted it was one of the best performances he had ever seen from a player.
The Fulham boss said: “I can’t see Real Madrid getting anywhere near them. If Real Madrid play like they did in the first leg and Arsenal come close to that form and show that sort of movement, it’s all over. If they produce that sort of form again, I’d fancy them for the Champions League.
“We were poor, we lost our shape but we couldn’t get anywhere near them. Thierry Henry’s performance was one of the best individual performances I’ve ever seen. He’s probably the best player in the world when he’s like that. t could have been a lot more. Thankfully it wasn’t. It’s bad enough as it is.”
Fulham pair Moritz Volz and Zat Knight almost came to blows at half-time as they went into the break 2-0 down.
Coleman said: “They were frustrated. It was passion that was all. If my players were coming off and not showing me passion then I’d show them a bit of punishment. It didn’t spill over into the dressing room. They shook hands. There’s not a problem. I don’t have a petulant dressing room. They are good boys and that will be forgotten about.
“It wasn’t like what happened at Newcastle with Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer. That doesn’t set a good example. It wasn’t two players having a punch up on the pitch.”