12 December 2012
Alberto Navarro (Vigo)
Álvaro Arbeloa played the whole game against Celta de Vigo in the Copa del Rey. The Real Madrid player expressed his disappointment with the missed opportunities at goal: “The goal from Cristiano Ronaldo keeps us in the running to qualify, although it was a shame not to score another. They got through and were very effective. Celta plays football very well and it was a complicated match. This year the other teams are really putting the pressure on in our away matches. We're confident we'll fight our way back in the Bernabéu with the support of the fans”.
The defender also commented on Varane's circumstantial position as centre forward in the last stage of the match: “His injury practically left us with ten players with only twenty minutes to go and this was a bit of an upset. The team had to make a huge effort”.
The wing back regretted their not achieving a better score in the final stage of the match: “It was a different Real Madrid playing in the last twenty minutes. Each player has to reflect on their performance and know that we can do better. The team made an enormous effort at the end. We scored and we could have made it a draw”.
Arbeloa also spoke of the dynamic of their away games: “”We're going through a difficult moment where we're struggling in our away matches. We resolve the matches cleanly in the Bernabéu and it's time to think about where we're going wrong. When you lose a match, something has gone wrong. When things aren't going well we have to be united, work hard and make an effort to improve”.