Leganés - Real Madrid

Carvajal: "We've got six games to go and have to try and take all 18 points"

NEWS | 15/04/2019 | Alberto Navarro

"We're going to fight, we've got pride and love for the shirt", declared Keylor Navas.
In the aftermath of the game against Leganés, Dani Carvajal took questions from the press: "It's a point that doesn't feel like a great one when you look at the chances we created. It's tough when you win no silverware in a season. There's no pressure, we're all adults and we have to work and whoever wants to stay here has to help out".

"We're raring to get back out there, enjoy our football and we don't come away from here feeling very happy with this result. We didn't manage to win and it's a bit of a bittersweet. It's odd not to be competing for trophies, but every time I take to the pitch, I try to enjoy myself because this is my profession and it's what I love doing".

"This club is so demanding that the squad will be questioned when you don't have a good year. It's not something that we're used to, but it's what we have to deal with. We have to win as many games as we can and secure second spot".

Half-time team talk
"What the gaffer said to us is that we needed to move the ball around more to shift their defenders about. In the second half, we created more space and chances and that was key".

Next game
"It's now time to focus on Sunday, we've got six games to go and we must try and take 18 points and then clear our heads for next season during the holidays".

"We have to be professional, win our games and we'll then see who's still here next year. The most important thing is the group, that we're strong and fight for everything. I don't think that there needs to be a complete overhaul, there have been very few changes in recent years and we've been European champions for over 1,000 days. We don't comment on anyone who isn't part of this dressing room, we just focus on ourselves".

"He's having a superb season. I want to congratulate him because he's performing to an excellent standard and has been our standout player so far".

Keylor: "We went out there to win and do our best"
"It's been a tough season for all of us. We went out there to win and do our best, but, at the end of the day, the games are proving to be tough for us. We're saddened by the situation".

Nacho: "If you had to pick out one player in the team, it would be Benzema".

"We have pressures at this club every year and it can’t be an excuse. We have to be mentally prepared to face any situation. We’re going to fight, we've got pride and love for the shirt; That's worth more than a lot of titles. We can’t give less, we have to work and give everything until the last game".

"I’m healthy enough to do what I like and always give everything to do my best. I have a contract and the belief to continue, but nobody knows what will happen in the future. We have to wait for the time to come".
Nacho: "You have to give everything to be at your best"
"We were comfortable in possession and could have got the win. We showed intensity in the second half. Zidane told us that we needed more intensity and that the ball was moving slowly. Leganés are a difficult team to score against, we reacted well, although it wasn’t enough to win".

Tough season
"We're not used to going in to this stage of the season with nothing to play for, we're used to fighting on all fronts, but football is like that. It's a difficult period and the players are standing up and showing our worth right now". 

Benzema's amazing year
"Karim is having a good season and scoring lots of goals.If you had to pick out one player in the team, it would be Benzema".

Giving everything 
"Playing for Real Madrid is always special, we can’t say that we're giving up on the remainder of the season. The situation is difficult, but there are games left to play and you have to finish in the best possible position. When you win and when you lose you know where you are. You have to give your all, things have gone well when the team hasn’t changed much".

"We're in Primera División and going behind in a game makes things very difficult. We've had games where we've not defended well, conceded easy goals and in general none of us have been very good in defence".