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Carvajal: “Mbappe? We hope a deal can be made before the deadline”

The right-back scored Real Madrid’s game-winning goal and talked to the press after the match.

Real Betis v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images

Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal talked to Movistar+ after scoring the game-winning goal against Betis in what was a tough win for Los Blancos. Carvajal was asked about Mbappe and clearly stated that the dressing room will welcome him if a deal is made.

“Mbappe is a great player, we hope that a deal can be made in these last few days of the deadline because as coach Ancelotti said anyone who comes in to strengthen the squad is a positive,” said the right-back.

Carvajal then talked about his long recovery and his individual work during this pre-season trying to avoid injuries. It’s been a long road for him and it all paid off with the goal against Betis. The Spanish defender was emotional celebrating the goal and explained why.

“It came from the fact I’ve had a difficult time of it from a personal perspective lately. All that anger and hard work that you put in for a long time to get back fit came to the surface. I’d like to dedicate it to my wife and my son and I hope the goal marks the start of a good run,” he said.

Real Madrid didn’t have an easy game against Betis, though. The team knew that they had to put some focus on the defensive part of the game in order to avoid another disappointment like the one against Levante.

“We started very strongly during the opening few minutes but then the team began to leave too much space between the lines and Betis put us under big pressure. Today, our main goal was to work defensively and to keep a clean sheet, and we managed just that. We got the goal we needed and take an important win which sends us into the international break in more relaxed fashion,” explained Carvajal, who also said that Ancelotti made a few adjustments during half-time, that being the reason why the team played better during the second half.

“At half-time the coach made a few tactical corrections to help us hurt Betis and increase our intensity in the press, and that helped us win the ball back higher up the pitch. There are a lot of very good quality players here and that’s clear. Miguel came on today and did a great job,” concluded Carvajal.