News and opinions
06 August 2012
Real Madrid secured their third win match of the pre-season after defeating Santos Laguna in a match where Mourinho again divided the minutes between his players. Nacho Fernández, who played the second half, noticed the improvements made by the team through their training sessions: "The team is getting into better form all of the time, we’re still making mistakes, but we are working very hard to start the season well. You can tell the difference being made by the preparation and training days. We are well prepared physically "
Goals from Xabi Alonso and Khedira helped to beat the champions of the Mexican Clausura tournament in a "very hard match , against a strong team that came more prepared " according to Nacho, who despite the tight scoreline praised the winner mentality of the Whites: "Although they came more prepared than us, in the end we won and that's important".
On an individual level, his feelings are also very positive: "I am very pleased with my progress. I've been working three years with the coach, I'm working hard to someday join the first team, but now I'm in the Castilla and I'm happy". Finally, he discussed his role at right back, "I'm playing in that position, both here and in the Castilla and the truth is that, although it may be tough, I'm happy".