I’m proud to be Real Madrid captain

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Dani Carvajal has revealed his joy at becoming Real Madrid skipper.

Carvajal captained Real Madrid in the season-opener against Athletic Bilbao, as the Los Blancos won the tie 2-0.

Speaking about taking over as Real Madrid captain, Carvajal said: “I’m really proud to have played my first official match as captain and it’s a dream come true to have worn the armband of the greatest team.

“It’s a historic day and everyone who knows me knows what this means to me.”

Speaking on the game in general, Carvajal said: “It was a fairly complete match. The team was very good defensively, but in the second half the opposition pressed forward and created some dangerous situations for us. On the whole, we’re happy to start the league like this.

“The pre-season helps us prepare physically and for this new style of play. The team was very good both in attack and defence. We’re grasping the concepts and I hope we can continue like this in the next few games.”