News and opinions
11 September 2012
Real Madrid will face Sevilla this Saturday (22:00, Spanish TV channel Canal + 1) in La Liga with the aim of getting their first away victory. José Callejón, who spoke to Realmadrid.com and Realmadrid TV, emphasised the difficulty of the match and the clear idea which the team travels with. "We know that whenever we go to Seville, it's going to be difficult. This is because of the team and its great players who always put us in a tricky situation. But I'm always saying it, we are Real Madrid and we have to go to whatever length to win because it's our objective", assured the Real Madrid mid-fielder.
Next week Europe's top competition begins for Real Madrid, the Champions League, which they will kick off with the highest expectations and with an epic match against Manchester City. "We're really looking forward to the Champions League. It's a tournament which we all enjoy playing. We've got some very difficult teams and we hope to play as well as possible to try to be first in the group for the crossovers to be as easy as possible".
Callejón has begun the new season with a very high level and was the team's top scorer from the pre-season, but he is aware of the fact that the season has only just begun: "Being the pre-season's top scorer is anecdotal. You always want to play as well as possible and get in shape as soon as possible. We've always performed well in the pre-season and the good thing is that we've all gotten into shape to start the season well. In La Liga, we haven't begun like we wanted to, but we are going to win the Spanish Super Cup, which is what we wanted. We'll be really looking forward to facing these upcoming La Liga and Champions matches and to performing well”, said the mid-fielder.
The Whites continue their work at Real Madrid Football City whilst club competitions are at a standstill due to players having been called up to their national teams. The Real Madrid player spoke of how he is getting ready for the week. “I've got the peace of mind of knowing that it's a week and a half during which we don't have any matches, we have few players in Valdebebas to train with, but I'm also keen to get into shape even more, to work more when there aren't any matches and accelerate a bit more to really get on top”, concluded the Real Madrid player
|Camiseta de Callejón en la tienda del Real Madrid para España|
|Camiseta de Callejón en la tienda del Real Madrid Internacional|