I’m grateful for the chance to play – Lucas Vazquez

I’m grateful for the chance to play – Lucas Vazquez

Lucas Vazquez
Jose luis Morales competes for the ball with Lucas Vazquez - Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez says he is grateful to boss Zinedine Zidane for giving him the chance to prove his worth in the team.

The midfielder started against Celta Vigo to continue his run in the side in recent weeks and spoke after the emphatic 7-1 win about how much he is enjoying his football at the moment.

The former Los Blancos youth team player re-joined the club from Espanyol in the summer but initially struggled to get much game time under previous boss Rafa Benitez.

After the final whistle yesterday, Vazquez stated: “I am working like always. The manager is committing to me and on the pitch I have to show what I can do and help as much as possible. At the moment, Mayoral and I are getting the chance to play, and we have to do so as well as possible.”

Discussing the game itself, in which Real went into the break leading 1-0 before blitzing their opponents with six second half goals, including four from Ronaldo, Vazquez commented: “We knew that it was going to be a difficult game against an opponent that plays really well. In the first half we had chances to make it more than 1-0 by the break, but sometimes in football chances do not go in. In the second half, we came out very strongly in the first few minutes, we scored and we sealed the game.”

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