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Pepe: “We are in great shape to play the Club World Cup”

NEWS | 15/12/2014 | Alberto Navarro (Rabat)

“We are having a spectacular season and we want to stay on the same track”, indicated the defender.
Pepe spoke to the press with little over 24 hours to go until Real Madrid take on Cruz Azul in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup. The defender spoke about the match against the Mexican side: “We are good physically and have come here in good shape to carry out our work and will be trying to demonstrate that tomorrow. We are having a spectacular season and we want to stay on the same track.”

“We are excited to play in this Club World Cup. It is the first Club World Cup a lot of us have played in. It is a very important occasion and we are going to approach it with every intention of winning. We have a lot of respect for the opposition and we will stick to our plan in order to win.”

Analysing of Cruz Azul
“They are a quality team and work hard. They have a lot of ex-La Liga players, but we must focus on our own work in order to win. Our history gives us an advantage. We have to recognise that and work with humility. We want to end the year positively.”

The winner is the best team in the world and we are excited for that to be us.

“We come here on the back of winning the Champions League and we want to make our supporters happy by lifting the Club World Cup and closing out the year in the best way possible. We have a lot of quality in the squad and we are putting in a lot of hard work on the pitch. We have all the ingredients to play well in the semi-final and have a good Club World Cup. We will face each game with humility and with respect for our rivals.”

Change of venue
“We were training when the news about the change of venue came to us. The most important thing is that we have the best conditions to play the match and that the fans are able to enjoy the quality we will be bringing to the pitch. The best thing is that both teams have the best conditions and that the fans are happy with what we do on the pitch.”

Reception in Rabat
“We want to thank everyone who greeted us at the airport and those at our hotel who have been encouraging us. We are delighted with the reception and we are hoping, with a bit of luck, to win tomorrow's game.”