Prep For Bayern Continues & More

23 Apr

Los Blancos continued their prep for the first leg vs. Bayern on Wednesday.

Training

The whole team was on hand for the session and concentrated on control and passing exercises. Nacho trained alone outdoors as part of his recovery. (Video)

Interview

FROM REALMADRID.COM

“We’re only three games away from winning the Champions League again”

Carvajal and Ceballos spoke about the Bayern match along with the Mago Pop in an encounter organised by Codere.

With the focus on the Champions League semi-final, Codere organised a meeting with Carvajal, Ceballos and the Mago Pop, in which, in addition to witnessing various magic tricks, the Real Madrid players spoke about the knockout match against Bayern and their chances of defending the title again. The right back emphasised: “Nothing is impossible, we’re going to fight for it. We’re working hard and, if we’ve done it twice, why wouldn’t we go for that third consecutive Champions League”.

“Since I’ve been here, I’ve been lucky that I’ve been able to reach the semi-final every year. Every year has something special and this season, more so due the teams we’ve come up against, we’re happy and looking forward to playing the game”.

Bayern
“Hopefully we can get this eagerly anticipated Champions League. You have to keep your feet on the ground and go in to the semi-final with great enthusiasm. Robben, Lewandowski and Ribéry, the forward players, are three very difficult players to defend against as it’s difficult mark them and, in the end, with any chance they could score”.

“The day of your presented at this club is always one to remember. But I also remember the titles won at this club. I’ve been lucky enough to win the Champions League three time and, above all, to experience those magic nights and see the fan enjoy it in the stadium. I especially remember going to Cibeles after la Décima, it was something amazing that I have ingrained in my memory forever”.

Ceballos: “The team is mentally ready”
“This team is used to these matches in the semi-final of the Champions League. We’ve also played games against Bayern Munich at this level and we’ve come out on top. We hope that these semi-finals are like previous years and we can make it to the final”.

“I was fortunate to join the team this year and the day of my presentation was incredible. Joining the best club in the world and the first time I stepped out on to the Bernabéu turf was incredible. We’re only three games away from winning the Champions League again and I think the team is mentally ready to take the next step forward and become a champions”.

 

Award

FROM REALMADRID.COM

Lucas Vázquez, named best Galician male sportsman of 2017

“I’m very happy, it’s a very important recognition for me and it is an honour”, said the Whites’ forward.

Lucas Vázquez is one of the winners of the Galician Sports Awards 2017, awarded by the General Secretary for Sports in the Galician autonomous government and he will receive the award on 14 May in Pontevedra. The Real Madrid forward has been named the best male Galician sportsman of the last year, in which he contributed to winning the Champions League, the Club World Cup, LaLiga, the European Super Cup and the Spanish Super Cup.

Born in Curtis (La Coruña), Lucas is the first footballer to receive this accolade: “I’m very happy and content for winning this prize, it’s something very important to me and an honour. It’s very nice to be the first football player to win it. I want to thank everyone who voted for me, it’s a privilege. Thanks to my teammates because without them it wouldn’t have been possible”.

Congrats Lucas! Loving that awkward double thumbs up. We don’t have enough of them these days. Makes me nostalgic.

– Lozil

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