Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal talked to Onda Cero during Spain’s training camp for this current FIFA break and discussed the ongoing season.
“We’re playing better now and we everything is going our way it’s easier. You have to be there when things are not right, though. It’s just a game of moments and runs. In the end, the team is more clinical in both boxes,” said Carvajal.
Real Madrid lost at Mallorca a month ago, right after the past FIFA break. Carvajal picks that game as the turning point for Los Blancos.
“From a team perspective, the game in Mallorca really affected us. To have those two weeks for a FIFA break and lose the three points right off the bat...Against Betis we played better,” he explained.
The right-back is optimistic about the team’s recent performances, he mentioned the one in Eibar as a good example.
“Those matches are always important. You always mark those down in your calendar because it’s a tough road game and it all went well from the get go. It’s so important to play well away from home. Matches like against Eibar, Mallorca, Osasuna are crucial,” says the defender.
Carvajal was asked about his role in the current squad. He’s a player raised in Real Madrid’s academy and could potentially be the captain in a few years.
“You gain leadership with time and become one of the veteran players. I remember, for example. I hope I can be the captain one day because this club is part of my life,” explains the defender.
Carvajal wanted to support Gareth Bale. The Welshman trained with his country and appears fit and ready to play during this FIFA break even though he hasn’t played a game for Real Madrid since he got injured in the past break.
“This could happen because of the timetable he was given. He would’ve trained with Real Madrid this week and he did it with Wales because there’s a FIFA break now and Wales need wins to clinch their presence in the Euro. The club can’t tell Bale to stay. He’s shy, he plays in front of me and we have to communicate. We also talk about personal things. In the end, what’s important is that he gives his very best when he’s with us,” concluded Carvajal.