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Carvajal: "Togetherness, teamwork and ambition"

NEWS | 30/11/2019

"We worked really hard and fought until the end", commented Marcelo.
Real Madrid took all three points at Mendizorroza in a match that Dani Carvajal reflected on in the following terms: "We're really pleased and satisfied with the performance. It's a tough place to come to, they've only conceded twice here and we've managed to get two goal. On a personal level, I'm pleased to have scored the winner. Togetherness, team work and ambition is what you need to get the three points here".

"The goal came from a move in which I slipped it to Rodrygo inside the box and Luka [Modric], Rodrygo and I switched positions. The cross came over, I was looking for a rebound and I put it away. That instinct is something you've got to have and it worked out well. In the dressing room they said it was about time, it’s been coming in the last few games. I feel very much appreciated by my teammates, the fact that they're happy for you is a good sign and shows that they really care about you".
Matches in December
"We have a week before the match against Espanyol. Qualifying for the next stage of the Champions League last week gives us some breathing space going in to the Brugge match. We have three LaLiga matches left this year, which are very difficult, two tricky away games and Bilbao at home. It's an exciting month and we want to win every game".

Marcelo: "We worked hard until the end"
"At grounds like this one, the fans are always up for it when playing against Real Madrid and they give everything. It was a tough match, with a lot of fouls and knocks, but it's in matches like this that you can win the league in the end. We know that every match and every point is decisive. In a league as close as this one, we always have to play at 100%".

Areola: "It was a tough game and we performed well"

"The whole team worked very well and fought until the end. The fans get behind the home team here, the rain plays its part too and we have to take those things into account and take the positives of picking up the three points here. Football is about knowing how to react. We knew that today was going to be hard. We started by scoring and then they came back in to it, but we knew how to react". 
Good results
"When the result is a good one it gives us more motivation and when it's not such a good one, we have to be just as positive. We now have to work just like we did four or five months ago. We're going to keep on fighting and working hard to always improve. Every training session, every team meeting and every game in which we give our all out there brings up so much closer together. We know that we're on the right track".

Areola: "It was a tough game and we did well"
"We're really pleased with the result because it was a really tough game and we did very well. We don't concede many and are a tight, compact unit. That's what we want: to not concede, score goals and win games".
"The coach has said that everyone's ready to play. When we get the chance to help the team, we're really happy to do so. We've got to really keep our concentration up throughout the whole game. We conceded a goal tonight, but we got the three points and we remain right up there".