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Carvajal: “Our schedule is very demanding and our injuries are significant”

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The right-back talked to the press after the 0-0 draw to Betis.

Real Madrid v Real Betis Sevilla - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Real Madrid couldn’t get the win on Betis’ visit to the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, which ended in a 0-0 draw. There are five games left in the 2020-2021 La Liga season but Los Blancos seem to be on the outside looking in while Atletico and Barcelona are set to fight for the title.

Dani Carvajal made his return to the team last night and talked to the press after the draw.

“The team went out to win it. We didn’t do enough to take all three points and it’s a setback for our title hopes. We weren’t clinical enough in the final third and this is a draw which takes us off the pace at the top of the table. We had the chance to go to sleep as leaders and apply a bit of pressure tonight and we haven’t taken it. We feel it’s a missed opportunity but we’ll keep fighting until the end,” said Carvajal.

The schedule has been tough for Madrid and it’s not going to get any easier, as they host Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League’s Semifinals this Tuesday.

“Of course it’s a very demanding fixture list and the many injuries the team’s had isn’t only significant in that the coach can’t use certain players, but also because those who are playing don’t get any rest. We have to stay optimistic, there are five games to go and we’ll try and take the remaining 15 points,” he added.

Carvajal was also asked about Tuesday’s crucial match and explained that the team will give their best to get the home win.

“The team gave their all today but we didn’t pick up the three points. We’re down to the last four in Europe and we want to be in the top two, so we’ll do everything we can to get the win on Tuesday. We’ll look to put in a big performance,” concluded the Spanish right-back.