NEWS | 18/09/2017"I couldn’t be happier, it's another important day to remember in my life after extending my contract with the club that means the world to me", he added.
"My goal is to win as many titles as possible. Going down in history of the club isn’t easy. This generation is doing that and all of madridismo is proud of us. I would like that the day that I leave, everyone knows that I have given everything for this club and that they are proud".
"When someone is as certain as I am, I want to always be here, I don’t even bother listening to the offers. I’m focused on giving my best and the club is rewarding me. We don’t listen to offers. I don’t remember exactly what the clause is, but it's high so that no one can take me away".
"I feel emotional. On a day like today I remember the efforts that my family have made. Taking me to training lots of rainy afternoons, after they’d finished work...Things like that bring the family together. All this is thanks to them. We’re all united, living a dream".
"In sportsperson’s career there are good and bad times. The important thing is to overcome them and become stronger. The decision to leave the club was good from the point of view of my growth. I trusted myself and I responded well.
"From the first moment Zidane arrived, he put his faith in me. I’m unbelievably grateful to him for that. My confidence grew with the change of coach and the results are being seen with him".
"It looks like we've had similar careers. We’re from the south of Madrid and we went to Germany to then come back in to the first team. Yesterday was a giant step for his confidence. I have faith in him. He’s a great player and is able to help the team achieve our objectives".
"He’s a very good guy and with great potential. When the coach needs him, he’ll be ready to play a big role. I’ve played a lot of minutes and I’m delighted that the coach relies on me. I have to take good care of myself because I wouldn’t want to get injured".
"I’m very proud to be an example for the academy players. For me, it's fantastic. Any advice? Hard work and humility and believe that you can make it. There are a lot of good players in the academy and I wish them luck".
"It would be a lie if I said I hadn’t thought about it. Being Real Madrid captain is something which everyone dreams of. But you have to think about the present, Sergio Ramos is the captain and if the day arrives, it’ll be a long time from now. And obviously I would be delighted".
"Over time I’ve appreciated it more. I did it very quickly because I was very nervous that day".
"I was in the academy and at that moment he didn’t think I was ready for the first team. Then our paths went different ways and I returned to the club".