28 July 2012
Denis, who played second game with Real Madrid against Benfica came on as a 78th minute replacement for Di María, was upset by the Whites’ defeat: "The result was not what we hoped for, but in these pre-season games the important thing is that the team prepare for the season. The is more work to be done and we are not happy with the result but we must keep going"
Regarding his participation in the first two pre-season friendlies, Denis was happy for the opportunity that Mourinho gave him to be a part of the first team: "It's a great privilege to be here and help the team and whenever the coach wants, I will be here. It has been great and on behalf of everyone I want to say thank you".
Another youth academy player, Mosquera, also wanted to thank the Whites’ coach for showing confidence in the subsidiary’s players, "It is an honour for any academy player to be with the first team. Mourinho added the details of getting us in to train with the first team train and every day with them we learn from the best coach and best team in the world".
The midfielder made reference to the fitness of the players of Benfica: "He was a good pitch, a good crowd and good team. They were sharper because they’ve had seven games and this was only our second. We have tried to do our best and although we have not managed to win was a good test for us. "