Dani Carvajal: “We have to work hard this week. First, we are going to focus on the Manchester City game, and then we will think about the Clásico.”
After the game against Levantes Carvajal is disappointed
Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal called for greater clarity on handball decisions after officials on Saturday refused to award Real Madrid with a second penalty in their 1-0 loss to Levante. Los Blancos filed an appeal for a foul when José Campagna managed the ball in the 47th minute of the collision with Estadio Ciudad de Valencia. Still, the referee Alejandro Hernandez would not play a trick and would allow to play on. Full-time results marked the second match of the Madrid League without a victory, and as a result, the Spanish capital fell to second place in the standings of the La Liga. Speaking after the match, Dani rejected his disappointment about the inconsistency, but still urged his teammates to concentrate, as the club’s uniform plunged again during the race for the next top-flight title.
Zidane: We had perfect moments
“Even the referee committee does not know when to blow for handball,” the right-back said. “The referees and the players also don’t know – this is strange.” We are three points ahead of Barcelona a week ago and are now two points behind. We cannot fall asleep. Merengues manager Zinedine Zidane echoed the thoughts of the Spanish international, insisting that two results without a victory are no reason to let the goals drop like a Manchester City teammate in the Champions League on Wednesday.” Noting what bothers me since it is football and these things are happening, “said the French coach.” This season we had perfect moments, and we can’t lower our instruments or let our heads go down because of two results.
“We should think that we can take it forward with us with strength, excitement, and energy. This is a bad race, but we should think about the next week when we play at all.” We started well, away from home, creating chances, but we lacked goals, and this is the most important thing in football. “After these two games, we know that we must win at home. We will do everything to return to first place in La Liga, but we have the first game on Wednesday. We must try to return to victory again.”