Jese delighted for Madrid stay

Jese Rodriguez has reflected on signing a contract renewal with Real Madrid and outlined his ambitions for the forthcoming season.

The Under-20 talent impressed last season for Madrid’s Castilla unit in the Segunda Division and earlier this summer was rewarded with a three-year contract extension to commit him to the club through to June 2017.

“I am very happy to continue at the biggest club in the world,” enthused Jese to Real Madrid’s in house television channel.

“I have got here with a deal of effort and I hope to get much further.”

The youngster has spent this preseason preparing with the senior squad and looks set to be a part of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.

“The beginning of last season in the Segunda Division was tough, but we finished very well. The effort has paid off and this season I am with the first team. Everything follows on from that.

“You have to seize the opportunities because they are rare. I have been given one and I have to make the most of it.

“It takes a lot to get to be able to play here. It is Real Madrid and there are very good players and a lot of competition for places.

“I hope it is a successful season. We have a very good team and we all have very good relationship. We want to win titles together.

“My game has matured a lot. I learned to position myself better defensively and have also learned to be much more generous with my teammates.

“What goals have I set? The first is to train well. Work hard and think about the day to day. Nothing further away than that.”

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