Casemiro is hopeful that playing behind closed doors at Manchester City can help Real Madrid to overturn their first leg deficit to reach the Champions League’s quarter-finals.
The Spanish champions trail 2-1 from the first leg, giving them a mountain to climb as they make the trip to England.
“Without fans it’s a different game,” Casemiro told Esporte Interactivo.
“It will be a very good game and difficult for both sides, but we’re Real Madrid and we know we have a chance to go through.
“They won’t have their fans and that might favour us a little.
“But the players are the same, the coach is the same and we all know that the difficulty level will be the same because they’re a great team.”
Much has been said about Gareth Bale‘s position at Madrid over the last year but despite the criticism the Welshman received, Casemiro insists that he is working as normal.
“He’s working,” the Brazilian said, “he knows it’s not the best time in his career, but he has our support, that of the coach and of the club.
“He’s very important for us, he can spring a surprise at any time and he’s already shown that.
“He’s a decisive player who scores goals in Champions League finals.
“We have to be honest and say that he’s not at his best, but when he is he’s incredible and in the top three in the world.
“I have a lot of love for him and that’s why I try to take care of him as much as I can.”