Real Madrid have been training at Valdebebas for the last five days and the players are getting ready towards a potential return of La Liga in around a month. Right-back Dani Carvajal talked to Real Madrid TV and explained his feelings about being back on the pitch.
“It’s not been an easy situation. Coming back is great news for everyone, especially being able to see your teammates’ faces, the coaching staff and club employees, it’s a positive sign,” he said.
Real Madrid’s players will need some time to improve their form and conditioning, as Carvajal revealed that they will have to regain their touch and feel of the ball.
“We struggled to really control the ball on the first day back. In the end, you never train the same at home as you do out on the pitch but we’ll keep getting better. We have to follow the protocol set out by LaLiga, be careful and respect the rules, and generally try to get back up to speed both with and without the ball,” explained the defender.
Today marks the 18th birthday of La Novena for Real Madrid. Carvajal, who grew up in Madrid’s academy, shared some words about that historic game.
“I watched it at home with my family, that game with Zidane and Raúl’s goals, with Iker saving us at the end. It was an epic final,” he explained.
Professional football returns this weekend, as the German Bundesliga has the green light to complete the 2019-2020. Having played there for one season, Carvajal said he will pay close attention to the games this weekend.
“It’s good news for sport and the world of football. We’re all excited to see how things are at the beginning. I hope everything goes well and it can set the example for the rest of the countries to follow,” concluded the defender.