DANI CARVAJAL, the right backer of Real Madrid, praised his team’s 1-1 draw with Barcelona on Wednesday at Camp Nou in the King’s Cup semi-final.
« Venecius’s performance was a surprise for us, he showed up in a special level and was bold and self-confident, » Carvajal said in remarks highlighted by the Catalan daily Sport.
He also defended his Brazilian colleague Marcelo, saying: « Defending against a large number block, a complex task. »
The Spanish international replied: « We went back relatively well in the second half, but scoring a goal outside our home was a useful step, and we felt we could do more. »
He praised the performance of the referee, Mathieu Lahouz, stressing that he deserves a salute, because he has performed well, explaining: « Managing the match Alklasico very difficult task, so it must be congratulated. »