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Rudy: “I am overjoyed at the prospect of two more years at the world's biggest club”


NEWS | 03/07/2018 | Edu Bueno | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero

"I'm going to work to always remain here and retire with Real Madrid," said the forward as he renewed until 2020.
Rudy Fernandez signed a renewal to his contract with Real Madrid, seeing him stay for two more seasons. The event took place this afternoon in the press room of the Real Madrid City basketball pavilion. Juan Carlos Sánchez-Lázaro, director of the basketball section of the club was also in attendance and was the first to speak: "Rudy is our best signing. We are looking at a player who has become a legend within the team. Rudy has set a clear example of sacrifice since he arrived here. He is a committed player who has always knew how to get the best out of himself for the benefit of his team mates."
"Rudy always demonstrates and transmits to his colleagues that requirement. At Real Madrid we look for excellence, effort and improvement, and we are proud to be able to count on Rudy for two more years. He will remain a legend within this team."
Rudy: "Real Madrid is home"
"I am overjoyed at the prospect of staying at the best club in the world for two more years. I hope we can continue winning titles. Thank you, Real Madrid. I feel like it's my home and when things go well here and your family are doing well, it was very easy to make a decision such as this one. It is true that there has been interest from other teams, but that is irrelevant when you just want to stay at the club that has given you everything you have. "
Giving thanks
"I'm ecstatic to be spending two more years here at Real Madrid. I have always tried to give my very best here. We have won 14 titles in seven seasons but, more importantly, I have to thank the president, Juan Carlos Sánchez, the Board of Directors, all of my teammates and the people at this club for treating me so well and making me feel like an integral part of this great family "

I still have a lot of energy to give this team.

"I remember when Real Madrid came calling and I went on to make the best decision of my career. It was an incredible project and it exceeded my expectations. Winning 14 titles is unthinkable. It's great to be here and keep progressing as a player. I have a lot of energy to still to give. "
Hopes for the future
"My link with the club is going to be for another two years. I see Reyes at 39 years old and he's still like a young guy. I can’t predict what will happen in the future. I'm going to try and always remain here and retire at a club that helped me clinch many titles. "
Last season
"We have always tried our best to overcome great players departing the club and we have proven out grit. The team battle for all the championships. This campaign we have had many injury problems and we all needed to step it up. We did our best for Real Madrid, we pushed and were united, we clinched two great titles."
Winning cycle
"I got here seven years ago along with Laso and Carroll. It was a big change for Real Madrid as well. The group that has tried keep their focus and that is the most important. Laso is one of the key architects of the side winning so many titles. We must keep on competing against the best teams and being at Real Madrid, looking for those titles is vital".
At the end of the press conference, Juan Carlos Sánchez-Lázaro handed Rudy a Real Madrid shirt emblazoned with his name and the number 2020 on the back.


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