Fulham boss Roy Hodgson believes there will be no home comfort for Hamburg in tonight's Europa League semi-final first leg here.
The German Bundesliga team are desperate to end Fulham's glorious adventure in Europe because the Europa League Final will be held back at their impressive 57,000-seater HSH Nordbank Arena next month.
Hodgson said: "We are aware that Hamburg will be extremely motivated because the prize will be a final to be played on their home ground in front of their own supporters."
However, he added: "Real Madrid had the same motivation in the Champions League but it didn't help them."
This season's Champions League Final will be hosted at Real's Bernabeu Stadium but the Spanish side won't be there. Having lost 1-0 at Olympique Lyon, Cristiano Ronaldo and his team-mates could only draw 1-1 at home in the second leg of their round of 16 tie and they crashed out of the competition 2-1 on aggregate.
Hodgson, who has almost a full-strength squad to pick from following Clint Dempsey's return from injury, will tell his players not to be intimidated by a baying crowd desperate for Hamburg to rescue a disappointing domestic season that now sees the axe hover over coach Bruno Labbadia.
He will also remind them that it is irrelevant that Hamburg's home, built in 1998 and one of 12 venues for the 2006 World Cup, will stage the climax to the competition that has taken on the mantle of the UEFA Cup.
Hodgson added: "That's something the draw has thrown up for us to deal with. But it's still two teams, one playing against the other. It's 11 against 11 and the football pitch dimensions don't change a great deal.
"It's a question of which team, after these two legs, have played the better football and which team have been lucky enough to reach the final." .