Pepe firmó su ampliación de contrato con el Real Madrid

Pepe: "Real Madrid have given me everything, I feel privileged"

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INTERVIEW | 21/08/2015

"With this extension I'll continue to wear this shirt with great pride. Walking out at the Santiago Bernabéu and hearing the fans get behind you is massive", he explained.

In an interview with Realmadrid.com and Realmadrid TV, Pepe offered his initial impressions on signing a contract extension that ties him to the club until 30 June 2017. The Whites defender expressed his delight and pride at prolonging his sporting relationship with Real Madrid: "I feel the same desire and enthusiasm as I did when I arrived. With this extension I'll continue to wear this shirt with great pride. Walking out at the Santiago Bernabéu and hearing the fans get behind you is massive. Real Madrid have always been my first choice, because it's the club that I've always wanted to play for ever since I was little".

  1. What are your impressions of the opening weeks working under Rafa Benítez?

    They're really good. He's a coach who works really hard and he likes his team to fight for every ball. We're still getting ready for the beginning of the La Liga season and I'm certain that we're going to be in great shape on the opening day.

  2. What can you tell us about the new additions to the squad?

    Danilo is adapting well. Mateo has a lot of quality and the others already know what it means to wear this shirt. I wish them the best of luck for a successful season this year.

  3. What can we expect from this season?

    The stature of this club means that the fans expect us to fight for every trophy. We have to go into it with a sense of humility and respect our opponents, because they have a lot of quality. It won't be easy, but with the humility and hard work we're going to show out on the pitch, we'll enjoy plenty of success.