The Premier League champions travel to take on a misfiring Los Blancos side in what is a mouth-watering clash, and the Ivory Coast international insists that his team are out to make history with a victory.
“I maintain contact with some ex-companions at Barca but I do not need their advice over Real,” The Sun quote the African as saying.
“The City staff have prepared for this match in great detail and that’s enough information for us.
“Our last campaign was a disaster and we want to change all that.
“To win in the Bernabeu is a unique experience, enough to put you on the front pages. We shall put in our maximum to achieve that. So we shall be concentrating hard from the very first second.
“For me, the key to the result means winning the midfield battles with Xabi Alonso, Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira. This is the key for the match,” he concluded.
Madrid were beaten 1-0 by Sevilla on Saturday and have suffered a slow start to their domestic season.
By Gareth McKnight