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“This game was about setting ourselves up ahead of the trip to Lisbon”, Carvajal commented.

NEWS | 17/05/2014 | Javi Vázquez

“This game was about setting ourselves up ahead of the trip to Lisbon”, Carvajal commented.
Marcelo started the last La Liga match of the season against Espanyol and afterwards answered questions about the Champions League final: “We are focused on winning an important title, one we have been waiting to win for a long time. We have been trying for a number of years and now at last we are through to the final. We are one step away from making history for Real Madrid and we'll try our best to do it”.

“I would ask the fans to support us like always. We are going to give it our all on the pitch to win. The decisions about the starting line up belong to the manager and I'll be there to help the team and play my role. Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't right today and ended up not playing. I haven't been able to talk to him yet but hopefully it's nothing serious”.

Carvajal spoke about the squad's mental state
“It was a match to take our pulse before Lisbon. The team has a lot of desire and determination to win the final. It's a long season and there are a lot of games at a high level. Those of us who are available will give it everything”.

THERE ARE SEVEN DAYS LEFT BEFORE THE MOST IMPORTANT GAME OF THE YEAR AND EVERYONE'S GOING TO BE AT 100%.

“Cristiano didn't feel comfortable and opted not to play in the match. I didn't find out about Benzema until I was in the shower. The doctors are examining him and it's probably nothing. Today's match was a bit of a formality, but the team didn't give up in the Liga even if it at the end it wasn't to be. It's a shame because we know we could have won the treble, but that's football and you just have to get on with it".

Recouping
“Let whoever deserves it most win the Liga. We just want to rest and go into the final in our best shape. It's down to us to win it and we want to earn our tenth title. In a final there are no favourites”.

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