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Real Madrid: Fede Valverde responds to clumsy Maffeo

Vinicius was on the receiving end of numerous brutal tackles in the Mallorca game - Valverde leapt to his defence: "Go in hard but never with bad intention".

Real Madrid: Fede Valverde responds to clumsy Maffeo

Moments after Carlo Ancelotti spoke to '#Vamos por Movistar Plus+', Fede Valverde gave his opinion on Real Madrid's 0-3 win at Mallorca and also the nasty tackles that he and his team mates suffered at Son Moix. He also explained that it has not been easy to train during the past few days due to the fine particles of dust, sand and clay which have blown over from North Africa, deteriorating the air quality in Spain. He also looked ahead to El Clásico and hopes Karim Benzema can recover from an ankle injury in time to face Barça.

Training with Sahara dust cloud affecting Spain: "It's been quite tough, it's given me a cough. It'sdifficult to breathe. But it's part of life, we have to keep moving forward".

El Clásico: "We know how significant this game is, the responsibility that goes with it and the repercussions it could have - the whole planet will be watching. We couldn't be more motivated, because if we win, we can move a little further away in the table".

Fitness and fatigue: "The Mallorca game was key and we managed to win. I thought we looked good, very motivated, we played responsibly with Sunday's game in mind. We also want to enjoy the Bernabéu this weekend".

Differences between now and El Clásico in Week 10: "They're playing well, they're battling in every match, they want to win. But we have our weapons too"

Brutal tackles during the Mallorca game: "It's a shame that there is no conscience between fellow footballers. All of us are trying to do the best for our team, but you have to keep a cool head and make sure that things don't get out of hand. I don't mind if players go in hard, but as long as there is no malicious intention".

Vinicius: "I always have a joke with him, because our rivals want to take the ball off him and they are going to do whatever they can to do it. He sometimes has a hard time but it's normal, it's part of football".

Racist insults: "That isn't a part football, it's the complete opposite. It's one thing to be passionate about your club but another to see episodes like that. My team mates who go though things like that have my total support".

Benzema: "We know all about his quality and what he brings to the team. We fight to be able to give him the ball. Let's hope he's fit to play on Sunday".


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