Graham Potter says the overriding feeling ahead of our mouth-watering Champions League tie with Real Madrid is excitement.

The draw confirmed there will be a re-run of our quarter-final last season, in which we were narrowly defeated, although we will play the second leg at home this time.

We have lost just one of our seven European meetings with the Champions League's record winners, and our head coach is relishing making that another two games unbeaten come April.

'I said we would try and win the Champions League! That is the same for the other seven clubs. You can always lose in the quarter-final as that is the nature of the Champions League. We will focus on Real Madrid when we get there, but at the moment it is Everton,' Potter said at his press conference.

'The feeling is excitement, but I would rather speak on Everton as that is the game tomorrow and the other stuff is a long way away.'

Potter was also asked to comment on the qualities of Madrid's head coach, Carlo Ancelotti, who of course managed Chelsea between the years of 2009 and 2011.

‘I do not know him personally, but I have faced him when he was at Everton. I know he is a gentleman. It goes without saying, the amount of respect I have for him and what he has achieved is amazing, the length of time between winning the Champions League, 20 years, that is amazing and incredible.’