La Liga games can help boost our Champions League bid – Carvajal

La Liga games can help boost our Champions League bid – Carvajal

Daniel Carvajal

Daniel Carvajal says Real Madrid need to improve their league form so they can go into their Champions League games with momentum as they look to end the season on a high.

Real scraped past Las Palmas 2-1 on Sunday night thanks to a late Casemiro winner. The three points means Los Blancos remain in third place – four points behind Atletico de Madrid and 12 adrift of leaders Barcelona.

With the league out of their reach and having been thrown out of the Copa del Rey, Zinedine Zidane’s men have just the Champions League to play for at this point. Speaking to reporters after the game, Carvajal said maintaining good league from is important for Real to take into European games.

In quotes published on the Real Madrid website, the right back said: “We’ve had phases where we have dominated and other where we haven’t. Defensively the team has taken a step forward. We were close together, Las Palmas had the ball in the centre of the park but without causing problems and we’re continuing to grow for the Champions League.”

He added: “We have to strengthen in La Liga to get a good rhythm to take in to the Champions League. Bit by bit, with the clear ideas of the coach, we’re trying to be at our best level and look to win the Champions League.”