NEWS | 18/07/2017"We had a really good season last year, but we all want to exceed ourselves and win all the competitions we're involved in", insisted the Whites' shotstopper.
"When you join the biggest club in the world you want to write your name into its history books. My dreams remain intact, as does my excitement and desire to continue picking up silverware. Last season was a very good one for all of us and it'll be very tough to top that, but we're really excited by the prospect and want to win all the competitions we're involved in this year".
"My relationship with the gaffer hasn't changed since I joined the club. It's interesting to hear people say that he gives me special attention, when he's always been like that with me. He's very close to the players and instils real confidence in us. He and the rest of the coaching staff are people that you can talk to. You can joke around with them and there's a good vibe in the camp".
Back-to-back Champions League crowns
"We've got to realise that it's a real achievement. Winning the Champions League twice in a row is far from easy. Our mindset isn't that we've won it twice on the spin, but rather that it's another European Cup trophy and we go into this year's competition with the same desire, belief and effort as we have shown up until now. We're starting from scratch and we've got a great side, with talent and a togetherness and that could see us win the Champions League again".
"I'm happy to be able to have the best players amongst my teammates and Álvaro is one of them. He's a great guy, a top player and he really made a contribution last term. He can continue to help us out this year and I hope that he stays here for many years to come".
"The support from the fans has been really special. Madrid have supporters right throughout the world and they show us their affection and we enjoy that. Everyone likes it when their efforts are appreciated and we want to repay their warmth. We're really grateful for the way they're treating us".
"We're all looking forward to him joining up with us. The world's greatest player simply has to be here at Real Madrid, and I believe that this is the way he sees things too. We now have to let him relax with his family and friends, so that when he returns he's raring to go. It'll be a long, special season, in which we'll all face challenges, I think that's the way he views it too".
"I think he's doing fine, he's a great professional. I see him as being really excited and happy and he's working hard. He's part of the group. I don't see him as being nervous and as if he's looking to leave the club. All of the squad want to be here at Real Madrid".
"The past is now behind us. I head into this campaign in a relaxed frame of mind and with real excitement. Each season represents a personal challenge and I'm raring to win more silverware. I'm going to enjoy myself more this season than I have done in previous years and I'll be working with more enthusiasm this time round. Last year I tried to always give 100% and this year I'll give even more. I work with humility and keep my feet on the ground. I want to lift more trophies and celebrate them with the fans. That's something that I give more importance to than a mistake or a bit of criticism and it won't stop me from carrying on".