Prep For Copa Begins & Welcome Brahim Díaz!

7 Jan

Who is that masked Blanco?!

Another disappointing result yesterday and not how we wanted to start the new year, but best not to dwell. Onward…

Training

The team began prepping for Wednesday’s Copa Del Rey round of 16 match vs. Leganés on Wednesday. We have a lot of injuries. Asensio, Bale, Llorente and Mariano are working on their recovery and now Toni is injured as well. Mariano trained out on the pitch along with Castilla’s Javi Sánchez. (Video)

Welcome Brahim!

19 year old Malaga-born Man City midfielder Brahim Díaz made his debut today. I have clothing older than this child. Lord help me. The players keep getting younger. Sadly, I do not.

Interview

FROM REALMADRID.COM

Brahim Díaz: “I’m at the best club in the world and I want to play a big part here”
by Javier Garcia

“This opportunity only comes once and you have to take it and take advantage of it”, added the new Whites’ player.

Brahim Díaz appeared in the press room at the Santiago Bernabéu accompanied by the director of Institutional Relations, Emilio Butragueño, after being presented as a new Real Madrid player. The midfielder explained his first feelings: “It’s a very special day for me and my family. It is a unique and unforgettable day. I’m very happy and eager to start playing games”.

“I’m available to the coach, I’m keen to get going and hungry to play, but the coach decides. There are great world-class players here, all my new teammates are magnificent and I’m very happy”.

His signing
“I didn’t think twice when they told me about the possibility of coming here. The three options I thought were playing at Real Madrid. I want to be successful here, play a big part and contribute to the team”.

Manchester City
“I’m very grateful to Manchester City because they valued me, but I’m very happy at the best club in the world and I want to play a big part here. I really want to get started”.

“As a player, you have to define me. It’s a unique and happy moment to fulfil this dream and I want to give my best for the team. I come with the intention of being available to the coach, who is the one who decides. I have to be ready, work hard and with humility”.

“Real Madrid is the best team in the world, it’s a dream for every player to play at Real Madrid and the opportunity only comes once and you have to take it and take advantage of it”.

Objectives
“I’ve arrived here, I’m very happy at the best club in the world, I want to give everything that I’ve got with hard work and hunger and the minutes will come. The chance to play is earned by working hard, I will try to give my best. This club is the top and each player has to give their best. We try to win titles and that’s why I came here”.

Position
“I’m available to the coach and I’m comfortable in any attacking position and where the coach tells me to play. I don’t like to define myself as a player. Isco and Asensio are two great players, I will keep them close to me and I will learn from them. I’m a hungry player and eager to play”.

“I’m ready and willing to start training and meet my colleagues. It’s a great dressing room with big stars and you have to learn from them. I’m ready and the minutes will come little by little”.

Situation at Real Madrid
“The situation at Real Madrid is that they have won three consecutive Champions and four in five years. You should not doubt these players because they are world class and I’m going to try to help the team as much as I can”.

Butragueño: “You are ready and a lot of success awaits you”
“It’s a pleasure to greet you and welcome you to your new home. You have fulfilled your dream. Your talent and enthusiasm to be here were fundamental for you to become a Real Madrid player. It’s a great challenge, the demand is high, but we’re convinced that you’re ready for it and that a lot of success awaits you. Congratulations and good luck”.

Good luck to you Brahim and welcome to Los Blancos!

– Lozil

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