Real Madrid: Dani Carvajal rips into Atletico Madrid after draw


Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal was incredibly upset with the 0-0 draw against city rivals Atletico on Saturday night in the Santiago Bernabéu. Following the match, Carvajal did not hold back on how he felt.

The Spanish defender was livid with the scoreless result against Diego Simeone’s defensive-minded Atletico Madrid yesterday. In his post-match interviews with the press, Carvajal had some strong words for Atleti’s gameplan and overall play style.

“For them a draw is gold,” he said. “Each team play however they want, but when a team wasted time from the first minute to the last and is happy with a draw then it is obviously hard to win.”

Carvajal was noticeably frustrated with his side’s inability to find a decisive goal. Beginning around the hour mark, Los Rojiblancos dropped nine players into their defensive third in an effort to hold Real Madrid to a draw.

The statistics back up exactly what Dani complained about as Real had 66 percent of the possession, completed 89 percent of their passes, and 15 total shots to Atleti’s eight.

The fullback concluded his roast of Simeone’s side saying, “I will sign up for not winning (against them) at the Bernabeu ever again, if it means we keep winning titles.”

I have to agree with everything that Carvajal said. After watching this match, Atletico is incredibly fortunate to have earned a point from this match. After Antoine Griezmann’s chance mid-way through the first half, the away side did not want to push for a deciding goal.

Real Madrid certainly did. They poured all 10 outfielders forward and did everything possible to get a game-winning score. Los Blancos deserved the win and manager Julen Lopetegui agreed after the match.

“We have not won the game because we have not scored a goal,” he told the press. “But we were far superior to Atletico Madrid, in the end of first half and entire second half.”

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While it is incredibly frustrating to see the Madrid Derby end in a draw for the third straight time, a point is still a solid result. Real Madrid is tied with FC Barcelona on top of the table with 14 points through seven matches, Lopetegui is surely disappointed his team was unable to take advantage of Barca dropping points in back-to-back matches.

Real Madrid will return to action Tuesday as they travel to Russia to face CSKA Moscow in the second Champions League group stage match of the campaign.

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