News and opinions
24 July 2012
Esteban Granero was satisfied after the White’s victory. The academy player started the game as team captain and was among the players with the most minutes played. He also scored a goal. "It is a pride to be captain of Real Madrid although it was a pre-season match" said the midfielder.
The Whites’ player highlighted Real Madrid’s focused approach to in the game despite it being the first of the summer’s training: "It was a typical pre-season match but we were very focused in the way we played and we did not like conceding a goal but we played at a good level". Granero highlighted the contribution youth academy players: "The guys from Castilla are helping a lot and are proving they can contribute well. I try to help them with everything that they ask of me".