“Playing against Real Madrid will help us know where we are”


Atlético de Madrid midfielder Rodrigo de Pol has admitted he “loves” playing against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia this Wednesday because they are “one of the best teams out there” and that leads to knowing where they currently stand in terms of level of competition.

“I love playing against Real Madrid, I've always loved playing against the best teams and they are one of the best teams and it also makes us know where we are. These matches always have their ups and downs but “I I will stay on the right side,” the player said at the pre-match press conference.

The world champion with Argentina believes that “playing these types of matches is very important and also consumes a lot of mental energy.” “That's what we had to do, these are the best games and if we have to play several times against Real Madrid, we welcome it, I think we are ready and we will do very well,” he stated.

“We would like to play at home with our own, but it was here and we are in the same conditions as the opponent, and tomorrow it will not matter. We want to make our team happy, who certainly wish us the best in Spain,” he emphasized.

The Argentine midfielder believes he feels “good” and that “being able to help the team is very important”. “It's true that in the last matches I felt what I wanted to feel and that's important for me. Helping the team is essential,” he said.

“I haven't stopped analyzing my situation, the Rodrigo we are starting to see is who I should be. The club, the coach and my teammates have always trusted me and that's why they demanded that I pass “I feel good physically and mentally and I hope it continues,” he said.

Speaking about the rivalry between Atlético de Madrid's Argentinian players and Real Madrid's Brazilians, De Pol insisted that he does not attach “importance” to it because “what happens with the national team is something else”. “We are Atlético Madrid players against Real Madrid players, we pay equal attention to all competitors,” he concluded.

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