Sergio during the game against Villareal | 2:2
Are you resigned to being a substitute or not playing in the league?
"I’m fine with it; you always have to analyse what the players have contributed. You have to follow orders. Everyone wants more and that’s good. If I have to play 14 matches, what’s important is always wanting to play more. Then the coach decides. If his decision is for me to take part in these two competitions [Copa del Rey and Champions League], I’m very happy with that. That’s been the case for months now, and we can’t always be on the same issue."
"Up to now, the coach has gone for Diego [López] in a competition we’re doing well in. Diego López has had a big hand in the fact that we’re top. He’s doing very well. When I play, I have to do well."
Could Gabi’s goal have been saved?
“As Madrid captain, what I’d like to ask for is respect for all the players who are part of this squad. Here it isn’t a question of who should play and who is the best. We have a coach who makes the decisions and we have to observe them. What [Dani] Carvajal gives you [Álvaro] Arbeloa doesn’t, and vice versa. They’re different players. We’re talking about a goal that has to be analysed, but there are players impeding your view. Everything that’s said afterwards is just talk; there has to be respect.”
How much could be you worth in the market, and do you feel undervalued?
"I’ve never felt that way on the street, because you always have shows of support and that’s very important. My self-esteem is high and much of the success I’ve had in my career is maybe down to the confidence I’ve had. On my market value, I don’t know. I’ve easily got five years ahead of me."
The reason for the league comeback?
"Never give up. Real Madrid are always characterised by that phrase. You must be at your best and not give up. Second is nothing. Between all of us we have tried to cut down the distances, play better and give more attention to the defence. The result is we are now where we wanted to be seven months ago"
José Mourinho’s remark about RM players’ vanity?
"Next question. You’ll have to ask him and have him clarify it in England."
Cristiano Ronaldo while being angry asked by anon
Unmistakable class, even without having to see his face…
EL REY ♥