Daniel Carvajal: Worst 30 minutes in Real Madrid’s history

Daniel Carvajal: Worst 30 minutes in Real Madrid’s history

Daniel Carvajal

Real Madrid right back Daniel Carvajal has said the opening half hour of the derby against Atletico de Madrid was the worst in the club’s history.

Los Blancos found themselves two down after Thiago and Saul – on for the injured Koke – found the net early on. The hosts also created a number of other good chances with Real were in total disarray. Things didn’t get much better in the second half either, with Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic adding to the scoreline.

Speaking to  the press afterwards, Carvajal admitted the players were angry with themselves and apologised to the fans.

“That could be the worst 30 minutes Real Madrid have ever played, gifting chances and creating nothing ourselves. We’re still angry, but the truth is in the result and we’re definitely feeling pretty down,” he said.

“I would like to ask our fans for forgiveness. We were not up to the task today and we have to congratulate [Atletico] because they were the better team. What we have to do is forget this match and this result as quickly as possible,” he added.

When asked for his thought on whether Real have a problem beating the city rivals – they’ve not done so in six attempts this season – he commented: “It’s true they have won the last few derbies, but let’s wait until the end of the season and see who has the titles.”


  1. Every Game its five or six yellow Cards for Atletico recovery to mindset of Players injured or bruised seems to have been worked out in Pre Planning of who the targets are This was not just no ordinary game of Football but more like ass kicking of individuals Clever Very Clever Play makers !
    we should have had our own New Brazilian and Young Viking making Debut in these type of Games our Old Guard forgot how to Play in Defenses again and again look at theirs there was always 9/10 men in their box and 2/3 on BBC closed down any attempts to break away! We are not Good Enough against the !@#$ Hala Madrid!

  2. It would be unfair to compare the Real to Barcelona. However, i am forced to recognize that Barcelona play with more determination, they play with their heart and mind in the game. Why Real Madrid can not play an intense game in 90 min.? Frankly, Anceloti has to show some character in the team’s fighting spirit. I don’t Real Madrid changing their game plan during a match this season except against Barcelona. 4-0 against ATM, that’s ridiculous and shameful.