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Modric: “We’re very pleased with how we’ve started the year”

NEWS | 07/01/2017

“The intensity we showed made the game a bit easier”, said Marcelo.
Modric highlighted the team performance which took the Whites to victory over Granada: “We played a good game, it was a complete performance. We scored five goals and could have had more. We’re very pleased with how we’ve started the year. The coach asks us to pressure high up and we’re able to do that well when we’re fresh physically. We need to keep this rhythm up”.

“We worked very hard in the days leading up to the Sevilla game and we’re seeing that on the pitch now. We had a week off and then did a mini pre-season when we came back”.

Marcelo: “The intensity we showed made the game easier”
“We started at an impressive pace and with discipline, it was a difficult game but the intensity we were able to show made the game a bit easier. We're not thinking about the unbeaten run, we have to take it game by game. It's impossible to win everything but that's what we'll try and do, always respecting our opponents and working hard, just as we've done in pre-season and the winter break. We're aiming to win every competition we're involved in”.

His anniversary at Real Madrid
“It's an honour and I'm very proud to have been at Real Madrid for ten years. It was wonderful to hear the fans chanting my name and applauding”.
Carvajal: “We've recharged our batteries during the break”
“The holidays have done us good. We've recharged our batteries and we're very focused. We've kept two clean sheets in a row, scored a lot of goals and that's how we want to continue. We're on a great run of form and it's clear to see the team is playing as a unit. It's a very well guided ship and we hope we'll end up winning trophies”.

Carvajal: “ It's a very well guided ship and we hope we'll end up winning trophies".

“The coach picks out specifics that we need to work on and we have to aim to have the team 100% fit with no injuries by March or April time. We know that we have to control the feeling of euphoria, we have a long way to go and two particularly difficult games. The demand placed on Real Madrid is to always win and we hope to get to the end of the season in a position where we are fighting for everything”.

Nacho: “We are in a good dynamic”
“It is important to be right at the top and breaking records. The records count if you go on to win titles later on. We are in a good dynamic now, and when we weren’t before, the team suffered as a consequence and we lost key games. All of the players who play go out and perform well and that is what the coach wants to see”.

A good start
“We have started the year well, the other day against Sevilla we had a scintillating first half and we have to keep on is this way. We want to do things well and not let the Club World Cup badge on our chests weigh us down. Our aim is to pick up all available points and win all our games in both the Champions League and Copa del Rey”.