|Org||Spain National Team|
|Club as Player||Real Madrid|
2015 02 14 Retrieve
[Dani Carvajal gives a frank assessment of their 4-0 derby defeat to Atletico Madrid] That could be the worst 30 minutes Real Madrid have ever played
2017 02 05 Retrieve
[Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal praised the brilliant Antoine Griezmann but hopes his team can contain the Atletico Madrid star. Asked what Griezmann needed to do to reach Ronaldo’s level, Carvajal said both deserved praise] They are two different players, two world superstars. Griezmann is a brilliant player. I really hope he has a career full of successes. I wish him the best, apart from in this tie
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 13 Retrieve
[Dani Carvajal has suggested Real Madrid’s young players are not good enough for the first team following the Blancos’ 3-0 defeat to CSKA Moscow on Wednesday evening] Three weeks ago there was talk that the homegrown players could play. But it turns out that they might not worthy of the first team.
[Midfielder Isco was jeered by home supporters after he missed a clear shot at goal] I have not seen if he was whistled by the fans or not, but the only thing I can say about Isco is that he has been here for many years and he is a brave player. When things are not going well, he asks for the ball and tries to change the game rather than disappear.
[Carvajal claimed the squad would move on quickly from the defeat and defended his manager’s team selection] This was an inconsequential match for those who want to see it like that. It’s an official match, it was not a good match. The first part we had enough opportunities but we had defensive errors and CSKA Moscow condemned us. We’re frustrated by the defeat at home but we finished first in the group and that was the objective. These are evaluations that the coach has to do, we are all fit to be here but it is difficult for Solari
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 06 Retrieve
[Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has admitted that his side have suffered through a sht season, with the club knocked out of the Champions League following their 4-1 dismantling at the hands of Ajax on Tuesday]</b> I think I’ve never had this feeling of discomfort, I do not know how to explain it. It’s never easy to come from two defeats against Barcelona, today we came with a clear mind of wanting to win, two errors put us 0-2, the start of the second half is good but 0-3 kills us. I do not see the end of the cycle, we have a young team and the margin for improvement is enormous, we have to face it and not hide, we’ve had a sht season.
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
2019 08 03 Retrieve
[Dani Carvajal believes Zinedine Zidane is more prepared than ever before as he readies for the new season in his second spell as Real Madrid head coach] You can see Zidane is very important, as he has been as a player and also during this first stage as manager. Now, in this second stage, I hope he will be important again. I think he is more prepared than ever. Yes, it is true that he already has a few gallons of experience that he did not have before. I think he will do it very well. He has the respect, the trust of each and every one of us and I think that is the first step to go far
[Madrid have lost three of their five pre-season matches, including a 7-3 humbling at the hands of rivals Atletico Madrid at the International Champions Cup last month] [They] are matches to get shape, to get feelings. At the end of the day we have to be ready for that day, August 17, against Celta, and try to get the three points. Now I think that the manager is testing many players, he is testing systems, and trying every possibility a bit. As I said, we need to get the maximum of guarantees of a victory on the 17th [of August]
At the end of every season, there is a new season, with new challenges [that are] more and more exciting. And you have to think in that way. In the end, a football player’s sports career is short, and if you want to mark an era or feel proud tomorrow, you have to reset every summer and try to win everything
2019 09 04 Retrieve
[Dani Carvajal says he was sceptical about Real Madrid’s chances of landing Neymar in the summer transfer window] You saw that one day he went to Barca, another day he came with us, another day he stayed. We asked the Brazilians and they told us that he didn’t know. I was in doubt. He is a top-five or top-three player. Such a player is welcome on any team
Pogba sounded good too. The transfer dates close differently everywhere and in the end he has not arrived. We are who we are, and we cannot think of someone who is not with us.
[Carvajal, whose team have collected five points from their opening three La Liga games, said it was tough to make drastic changes at Madrid] There is always talk of revolution, but in a team like Real Madrid, where everyone wants to be and not everyone wants to leave, it’s not easy. Players have come to help us like Hazard, Militao, Mendy … and I think it is to complement a great workforce
2019 11 09 Retrieve
[Benzema’s first goal was fired home from a tight angle and the second followed from the penalty spot after Lucas Vazquez was felled. Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal hailed Hazard after the game] It’s clear that coming to a new league, having new team-mates is not easy. I think he had a fantastic game, we’re seeing the best version of him and he’s giving us a lot
2019 11 13 Retrieve
[Dani Carvajal has jumped to the defence of Gareth Bale as speculation over his future at Real Madrid continues to swirl] It’s a little inconvenient when you go to your national team, then you do not play for your club
He (Bale) was discharged medically this week. He’s gone with his country now, but that doesn’t mean that he’s not focused on us. I have no doubts about his commitment and I hope he won’t get injured again and he can return with us
2019 11 13b Retrieve
[Carvajal hopes to see Real Madrid’s arch-rivals exit Europe early] I won’t lie to you. I’d prefer if Barcelona didn’t progress. They’ll be a candidate for the Champions League and they’re our biggest rival. We’re not going to be fake, I prefer when they lose in La Liga because they’re one of our rivals and it’s more or less the same in the Champions League. They have a spectacular squad and are challengers. All of the strong teams getting knocked out would be better for us
[Madrid were due to meet Barca at Camp Nou in the first Clasico of the season at the end of October, but the fixture was postponed due to security concerns raised amid protests across Catalunya] It was postponed for security issues. If that decision was made then it will have been for something. If the game is played during the week then it could reduce the income, but security is the important thing
2019 12 12 Retrieve
[Dani Carvajal urges Mbappe to join Real: Madrid is where the best players should be playing] We’ve obviously all seen what he can do. He’s one of the top players around and it would be good [to play alongside him], because this is a club where the best players should be plying their trade
[fixture was due to take place in October but was rearranged after concerns over political unrest in Catalunya. Security issues remain an issue ahead of the game] We’re calm. We want it to be played with the maximum guarantees of security. We don’t know if it was a mistake to rearrange it. I want to go to Camp Nou and win. The rest doesn’t bother me. It’s a very important, beautiful week for us and we’re going to try to make it three [wins] from three. We have fewer hours of rest than Barcelona and after a demanding game like at Mestalla, it can show in your legs
2020 01 30 Retrieve
[Carvajal fires warning to Real Madrid’s rivals] I see Vinicius Junior every day, he’s capable of doing that and so much more. Give him time to gain more confidence and he’ll keep scoring in the games to come
It’s clear that it’s a job he has to do, just like everyone else. And we’re all doing that better than before. Keeping a clean sheet is very good and it’s important to attack later
[Carvajal, too, is eyeing silverware] We have three matches left to be in the final and we are going for it. [We’ll take it] step by step. On Saturday there’s an important match and we want to keep this [momentum] going. It’s always a special match.
2020 02 23 Retrieve
[Carvajal: Players, officials & even the refereeing committee don’t know what’s handball] Not even the refereeing committee know when you have to blow for handball. The referees and the players don’t know either – it’s strange. We were three points ahead [of Barcelona] a week ago and now we’re two behind. We can’t fall asleep
2020 03 12 Retrieve
[Carvajal slams decision not to suspend top-flight] Are the players, coaching staff and assistants of the first and second division squads immune?