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·12 December 2020

Carvajal: "We went for the game from the start"

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Real Madrid produced a fine derby-winning performance at the Di Stéfano stadium. Dani Carvajal, whose powerful strike from outside the area led to his side's second goal, said after the match: “We're on a good run of not conceding in the last three games. First away to Sevilla, then against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League and today against Atlético, who were unbeaten in LaLiga. We've picked up nine points from nine, but that's nothing, now we have to keep going in this direction. We hope we can continue like this and keep taking maximum points”.

“It's a bit of an unusual season, with no preseason, injuries and as the games go by the players begin to reach their best level. The manager was direct with us. He wanted us to go for the game and that's what we did right from the start. That was the key to winning. The team pushed forward and we put them under pressure in their own half. We also moved the ball around well. But they had two good chances and they didn't take them”.

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League “We're still in a very early phase of the league but if we had lost at home today, Atlético would have pulled away from us in the table. It was very important to win and that's what we did". “We’ve got an important home game against Athletic on Tuesday night. We have to take full advantage of that one and string together a number of wins”.

Celebration for his son “As for the goal, when Saúl cleared it, I said to myself: ‘I'm going to really get hold of this’ and between the post and Oblak it’s ended up in the net. I was really keen to dedicate a goal to my recently born son. He's still very young, but it's something I've been really excited about out right since my girlfriend became pregnant. We'll keep a hold of the photo with the celebration so that when he's older we can tell him that this goal was for him”.

Return to match action “We didn't want to risk things and for the same thing to happen again after the knee injury, when I ended up picking up another muscular issue. We talked about me getting some minutes under my belt and ultimately I only came off for the final 12 minutes. I'm really pleased with the win, my goal and the fact that we’ve picked up the three points here tonight.”

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