27 de julio de 2012
Second test and first loss. Real Madrid gave way to Benfica in the Eusebio Cup. The Whites’ lack of training and their important absences showed against a better-oiled opponent. After the match, the player who scored team led by Mourinho’s two goals took the positives out the match and spoke of having to continue with his preparation in order to start the official competition on a the right foot: "We are working well, waiting for the rest of players who played in Euro2012 and getting everything ready to start the season well"
Despite having lost against Benfica, the Whites’ spirits remain intact waiting for the four games they will play in the United States. José Callejón, who scored twice in the Eusebio Cup, said the bottom line is that the team is prepared and work well when the time comes: "I try to do my best, my two goals are not important. The important thing is the working as a team and we are continuing to prepare and improving little by little".
The Whites’ midfielder said that at no time had they thought that the meeting would be easy, quite the opposite: "We knew it would be difficult because they have many more games of preparation and was our second. But we have to keep going". Callejón spoke of the good work being carried out and acknowledged all the work of youth academy players, "We are working well, waiting for the other players who played in Euro2012 and getting everything ready to start the season well. The youth academy have been phenomenal these past few days and have worked hard and helped us and it's also good for them".
Finally, the Granadan confessed that he trained alone during the summer to keep improving, "I try to train in the summer to not neglect my physical state and get to the pre-season in the right condition. But now it's about trying to improve". And with respect to the knock he took he made it clear it was not serious: "I fell a little weird, but it got better. I'm fine, has been a small knock in the back".
|Camiseta de Callejón en la tienda del Real Madrid para España|
|Camiseta de Callejón en la tienda del Real Madrid Internacional|