NEWS | 07/09/2018 | Borja Miranda | PHOTOGRAPHER: Pedro Castillo“We're moving forward. We've been working together for a while now and that's evident in our play”, said the madridista coach.
“We're moving forward. We've been working together for a while now and that's evident in our play. We have to keep progressing and improving in many aspects, both in attack and defence. But I think the team is doing all they can to work for each other, which is exactly the kind of atmosphere we want to encourage”.
“Mariano's arrival will complete our squad. I don't think there'll be any last-minute deals and we're satisfied and happy with the team we have. We'll try and get the very best out of the players that are here and I believe the market could close earlier in future so that we could all focus a bit more on what we're doing”.
The UEFA gala
“It's recognition for last year and for the fantastic performances on display, the fruits of that are found in these awards. We congratulate the players and we're happy but we're living in the present and that means Leganés. All we're concerned with is getting three points on Saturday and we'll have to work hard and properly in order to ensure we win. We're pleased for the players and it's always a good thing but the only prize we're interested in now is three points against Leganés”.
“I have no doubt at all that the fans will get behind the team, just as they always have done. The attendance figures for the first game were as a result of the date and nothing more. I wish everything else was as easy as counting on the support we know we've got from the fans”.
Mariano and Mayoral
“Borja is our player and he's got options to go elsewhere so the most likely outcome is that he heads out on loan, and that could happen today. He's a young lad who's worked very well for us. He's got the hunger and the eagerness to go out to play and we respect that. And the fact Mariano is coming in means we're thrilled to have him here”.
“I'm happy for Luka. He's our player and he's done more than enough to be worthy of this award, although it's true I'm not the biggest fan of individual awards. But he's got it all, individual quality and a team ethic”.
Keylor Navas in the sticks
“The line-up will be revealed tomorrow and we have the utmost confidence in our goalkeepers. We've got a wealth of options in goal and we'll manage them according to what's best for the team. We'll do that as best we can, I won't make a statement about who's number one, we'll assess the situation as we go”.