Lucas Vazquez says he is aware of the enormous responsibility that comes with playing for Real Madrid and ensuring the fans are happy.
The winger grew up in the youth teams before leaving for Espanyol to further his football education and rejoined Los Blancos in the summer. This season, Vasquez has had more of a role off the bench than regular first team minutes but did play in the 3-1 win over Levante.
And he told reporters that when given the chance to impress he needs to do so not only to make his mark on boss Zinedine Zidane but also to leave the fans happy.
“I try to do my best whenever the boss gives me the opportunity. I knew before coming that regular playing time isn’t easy here. That’s why I will avail any chance that I’m given. At Real Madrid you can’t afford to disappoint the fans. It’s true that we’ve struggled in away games outside the Bernabeu but our passion has always remained the same – to play well,” he stated.
The midfielder also spoke about the words by Cristiano Ronaldo in the aftermath of the defeat to Atletico. Some of the comments about players not being at the Portuguese’s level were seen as an attack on players such as Vazquez.
But he commented: “Cristiano has his own opinions but its all cleared up now. We have to be together and everything said is forgotten. I heard the Cristiano’s statements at home but now everything is cleared up. We are all together, in one team.”