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Rudy: “We're at home and we want to win the Copa in front of the home fans”

NEWS | 12/02/2019

“The key is to be calm, knowing that each game is a cup final”, said the Whites' forward.
Rudy Fernández will be fit for the Copa del Rey. Despite the kncok to his face he took against Baskonia, The forward from the Balearic Islands is going into the tie fired up and looking to win more trophies for Real Madrid: “It is a competición that everyone loves. I've been lucky enough to win it five times and it is special. Also, playing at home in Madrid, means we want to win the Copa in front of the home fans”.

"Another special thing about the Copa is that it brings a lot of fans together, but for us being at home, in front of our crowd will help us go all the way and lift the title. It would be brilliant to win five Copas in the seven years I've spent at the club and we're working as best we can to make it possible."
The pressure
"The Copa can be really demanding from the off. What makes it special is that everything comes down to one game and smaller teams have lower pressure on them. Sometimes they go the furthest. There will be pressure on us all, we all want to win it, because we have been so dominant in recent years ".

It would be brilliant to win five Copas in the seven years I've spent at the club. 

"In terms of our day-to-day, you always have to be there at the coach's disposal and working hard is paramount. Not just in the offensive aspect but in defense too. As an all-round player, you need to be able to do this kind of thing. Sometimes I feel better, more accurate going forward and other days I do not, but you have to pitch in on other duties and Laso knows how to get certain qualities out of me, that's why I'm feeling so good now. "
Crucial elements
"Stay calm, know that each game is a cup final. It all boils down to one and we know that well. We have managed to get to many finals and my aim is to give the best I can, help the team and do my best to help us clinch another title, that is the most important thing for me. "