|Org||Spain National Team|
|Club as Player||Real Madrid|
2018 07 26 Retrieve
[Carvajal snubs Ronaldo and Di Stefano when choosing best Real Madrid player ever] I identify a lot with him, as he is player from the academies and someone who won everything on the basis of his work and effort. I don’t think he was the fastest player, nor the one who controlled the ball best, nor the best at heading, but he did everything right. For the goals he has scored for Real Madrid, for me he is the most notable player of the club
2018 10 08 Retrieve
[Carvajal says he want to play in the Premier League before he retire] I do think about it. And I am clear that I want to play in the Premier League. It is an experience that I really want to have. I don’t want to be left wondering what it would be like. But, on the other hand, I would like to spend my whole career here, which would be something very nice too. It is true that [with] Qatar, China… we should not trick ourselves, it is about money. I would really like to experience the Premier League, but we will see
2018 12 14 Retrieve
[Carvajal explains Isco’s snub of Real Madrid captain’s armband after jeers against CSKA] He told me I had to give it to Carvajal. I don’t know what the reason for that was
I feel very proud and honoured to have worn the armband in a competitive match. I’d like to thank Isco, because by rights he should have had it, as he signed for the club a few days before me. He wore it against Melilla, and he said to me then that next time, if the circumstance came about again, he would let me have it. I’m grateful to him for that, because it was a really nice gesture.
He [Marcelo] didn’t know about it, that’s all there was to it
2019 03 07 Retrieve
[Before seeing it confirmed that he is set for a stint on the treatment table, Carvajal was summing up the Blancos’ campaign] In one week, we’ve lost everything. Our opponent was better than us and deserved to progress. We’ve had a s**y season. I don’t see this as the end of a cycle. We have a young team, but the margin for improvement is enormous; we have to face that and not shy away.
2019 04 15 Retrieve
[When asked what grade he would give himself out of 10] I’d give myself a four, a fail. I go with what the group is, and we’ve not done things well. It’s football, but we haven’t given the best we could give. For what reason, I couldn’t tell you. But none of us have been at our best. We’ve been together for many years and we know each other. That has been the key, but this year we haven’t fought for anything.
[The 27-year-old pinpointed Madrid’s failure to adequately replace their all-time leading goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus ahead of the 2018-19 campaign in a €112 million (£97m/$127m) deal, as one of the main issues behind their struggles] It’s clear that when a player hits 50 goals you have to try to find them from somewhere else. There have been times when we scored many goals but also conceded. We had anxiety and it cost us points
2019 06 06 Retrieve
[Carvajal happy to stay at Real Madrid but says he would quit if he isn’t playing regularly] I hope that competition [for places] will be high next season and that we can compete for everything.
[The Spain international defender added on the need for greater depth in a squad that finished third in La Liga and came up short in Champions League and Copa del Rey campaigns] Two players per position at the highest level allows you to compete for everything in the months of March or April. You need to have high quality players and to push them, to let them know that they have a rival.
[The 27-year-old right-back said when quizzed on his future plans] Not everyone will leave. It is always said that until they kick you out, you do not leave Real, but that depends on the personality of each player. It makes me happy to play and if I see that in the future I do not have minutes or play with confidence, then I’ll look at another club because I think a footballer’s career is too short for that
2019 06 10 Retrieve
[Dani Carvajal admits Real Madrid want Eden Hazard] If Eden Hazard comes, which looks more than possible, he’s world-class: we’ve seen that for years. He’ll give us that spark, that player who’s hecho [the finished article], with galones [status, rank] who doesn’t hide, who runs at people, who assists, scores goals. I’m sure he can give us a huge amount