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Real Madrid ace comments on future after Espanyol win: “Everyone knows this is my home”

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Real Madrid bounced back to winning ways as they secured an important 3-1 victory over RCD Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier today.

Having gone behind early in the game, Los Blancos fought their way back as goals from Eder Militao, Vinicius Jr and Marco Asensio secured the win.

Nacho Fernandez, whose future at the club has been a major subject of speculation, was one of the better performers for Real Madrid on the afternoon.

The 33-year-old opened up on his future at Real Madrid after the game, saying: “I always give everything. Everyone knows this is my home. I’m happy because I’ve been playing for a while. Logically the happiness I have defending this shirt, I want to enjoy things like this.”

During the game, the Madridistas serenaded the versatile defender with loud chants of “Nacho stay”. Reacting to the love shown by the fans, he added: “I get goosebumps listening to the Bernabéu chant ‘Nacho stay’. This is my house, to this day I am happy.”

Nacho looking forward to El Clasico

The win sees Real Madrid close down the gap to La Liga leaders Barcelona to six points. Given that they had not won any of their last three matches in all competitions, it was crucial that the Merengues secure all three points today.

“It was important to win after the few games we couldn’t win. This will give us the confidence for midweek, Nacho said.

With the Clasico coming up in La Liga next weekend, it could be a title race-defining encounter. And Nacho insisted that the Merengues will look to grab all three points at Camp Nou next week, as he said:

“We know next weekend is a direct battle against Barcelona. We will try and win at Camp Nou.”

Source: MARCA

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Real Madrid superstar drawing inspiration from win vs Barcelona ahead of Man City showdown

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Real Madrid players will be pumped up as they take on Manchester City on Wednesday, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid face a daunting task of beating Man City at the Etihad, after drawing 3-3 in the first leg. It must be noted that Los Blancos do not have a good record against Man City, losing twice in their last three meetings.

Vinicius Jr. pumped to defeat Man City

Despite the might of the opposition, confidence and optimism remain high in the Real Madrid camp, with Vinicius Jr., in particular, determined to defeat Man City, reports MARCA.

The Brazilian considers Man City as their main rival, especially given the way Real Madrid have performed against the English champions in recent years.

In the last three meetings between these two sides, Man City have won twice in 2020 and 2023, while Real Madrid secured a majestic victory in 2022.

Man City certainly have the home advantage heading into this fixture, but their might could be tested against a Real Madrid side keen on proving a point.

Vinicius determined to defeat Man City. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes Barça win as a reference

Vinicius Jr.’s hopes of defeating Man City and reaching the semifinal stage have been reinforced by the belief that the club can turn things around, just as they did against Barcelona last season.

Back in April 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona locked horns in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat in the first leg and required a turnaround in the second leg at Camp Nou.

Sure enough, Real Madrid players stepped up to the plate and secured a majestic 4-0 victory to secure a place in the Copa Del Rey final. Vinicius and Karim Benzema, in particular, were the star performers for Los Blancos.

Although one would expect Man City to offer a much tougher fight, Vinicius remains confident of the club’s ability to stage a turnaround, as the two teams lock horns on Wednesday.

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