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Carvajal: “It wasn’t a great performance but we’ve achieved our goal of finishing top”

NEWS | 12/12/2018

"We lacked a bit of a clinical edge”, added Vinicius Jr.
Dani Carvajal spoke to the press following Real Madrid’s clash with CSKA Moscow. The defender stated: “It’s a competitive game and we go away frustrated to have been beaten at home. But we have to look at it in terms of the six games and we achieved our objective of finishing top. We had numerous chances to go ahead in the first half but defensive mistakes and CSKA's clinical finishing have punished us”.

"It's not a case of the academy being as good as people said two weeks ago and suddenly today nobody is good enough to get into the first team. They are very young boys, homegrown with a great future and present. It wasn’t a good performance but you have to look forward and look at the Rayo game. The 24 of us who are in the squad are able to contribute and we all want to help and the coach is the one who has to decide".
"I haven’t seen the gesture or heard the whistles for Isco. All I can say about Isco is that after playing with him for many years, he is a brave player, he always wants the ball even if things aren’t going well, he does not disappear and that should be respected".

Vinicius: “We're going to keep working to improve”
“We tried hard today but we just couldn't get the goal. They had three chances and scored three goals. We need to improve our concentration. We lacked a bit of a clinical edge but we're going to keep working hard to improve. We've got another game on Saturday to produce a performance and pick up three points”.

“Every player in this team has tremendous qualities but it wasn't our day today and we couldn't find the back of the net. The coach has told us we have to improve for Saturday's game”.