I want to retire at Real Madrid - Pepe

The defender revealed his plan to remain at Los Blancos for the remainder of his career after his side cruised to a 5-1 win over Legia Warsaw in the Champions League on Tuesday

Pepe has told Real Madrid he wishes to sign a new contract and ultimately retire at the Santiago Bernabeu following their 5-1 hammering of Legia Warsaw on Tuesday.

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The Portugal defender played the full 90 minutes as the Champions League holders blew away their opposition after a rocky start in Madrid.

And the 33-year-old is adamant he wants to enjoy similar occasions at the Bernabeu for the rest of his career, rather than descend into obscurity elsewhere.

"I am calm. I want to help Madrid, the club I love," he told Antenna 3. "I am at peace.

"I hope the club call me first to resolve this [contract] situation. I am calm, people in the club know that this is my home. I have already said that I expect to be with Madrid until the last second [of his career].

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"My goal is to retire here."

Pepe had recently been linked with a move to Chelsea as contract talks with Madrid rumble on.

Marco Asensio was among the goals against Legia, with his first-half strike getting him off the mark in Europe on his Champions League debut and he revealed the wise words bestowed upon him by head coach Zinedine Zidane.

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"The coach talked to me and told me I should be calm," he told reporters. "Here we have world class players.

"He told me to be patient. There are players who have spent many years here and I need to seize the minutes given to me."