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Alaba: “I feel at home in Real Madrid”

The defender talked to Real Madrid TV after making his debut for the team.

Real Madrid v AC Milan - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images

Real Madrid defender David Alaba made his debut for the team in Sunday’s friendly against AC Milan. Alaba was one of Madrid’s most highlighted players in the game being deployed as a center-back. The Austrian defender talked to Real Madrid TV and shared his feelings after wearing Madrid’s jersey for the first time.

“It was very positive to play my first Real Madrid game and in front of fans from my own country. The key is the team, I feel very much at home in it. Like I said before, from the first day they’ve welcomed me so well. I’m trying to help the team improve with my qualities and to contribute to the team,” said Alaba.

Alaba will be expected to lead Madrid’s defensive line this season alongside Eder Militao. Los Blancos will be without both Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane and it won’t be easy to replace them, but Alaba’s experience and quality will surely be valuable assets all year long.