06 August 2012
Aitor Karanka appeared in front of the media after Real Madrid’s second friendly on American soil and said: "It challenged us more than the last match, but the important thing is to keep building" He also referred to the official start of the competition and the first title up for grabs, the Super Cup against Barcelona, but it still seems some way off: "We still have matches and training to come. The team continues to grow and have the ambition to win"
The Whites’ assistant coach analysed what Real Madrid’s second victory in the US "It was a different game to the one that we played the other day against Los Angeles Galaxy. They’re a team that has already started the league competition and came play their game. It challenged us more than the last match, but the important thing is to keep building. It was a demanding match and with more physical contact".
Karanka still sees Super Cup against Barcelona as a long way off because " We still have matches and training to come, and also before the Super Cup we have a league match. This team continues to grow and has the ambition to win. With the quality we have and the group of people out there, this ambition gives us the strength for future and try to be champions in whichever competitions we enter".
Speaking of players by name, the Real Madrid coach spoke of Morata and he stands out for the amount of progress he has made in a short space of time: "This last season his progress has been very good. He is a player who earning what he has with hard work and got him into the first team. He is here in very good circumstances and will certainly have his opportunities. He has very good potential. In the three weeks training with us he has been shown that he is ready to be playing with us".
He also highlighted the work of Sahin at wing-back: "The important thing at this point is to play. Nuri is playing wing-back and is doing well. He is the first to want to play anywhere and get experience. The important thing is that there are no injuries and those who play help the team. We only have Fabio on the left side and he is playing very well. Nuri also ready. We are happy with everyone: those who started early and those who joined later. It was a game to add to the overall pre-season workload and we are satisfied with the whole team’s work".