Cheryshev: I’ll accept any decision

Denis Cheryshev has thanked Real Madrid for his new contract and made himself available to ‘accept any decision of the club’.

The Russian Under-21 international, who recently penned a contract extension through to June 2017, continued his run in preseason with the senior squad by appearing in their 3-1 win overnight against LA Galaxy.

“I am grateful to the club for the opportunity that they have provided me. I have spent a lifetime fighting for this and I am very happy,” enthused Cheryshev post-match.

“I will accept any decision of the club and will abide with pleasure by the Coach for any decision made about my future.

“I am not thinking about my future, now I am enjoying this tour. I am happy and will fight to the end to stay here.

“The Coach is giving many opportunities to the younger players, this is a great step taken by the club. The cantera is full of worthy players.”

Cheryshev played the full 90 in Phoenix and was again used at full-back, despite his background as a winger and forward.

“Defensively I have to work a little more, but I am slowly adjusting to the full-back position. I have to improve defensively, whilst I consider myself an attacking player.

“I’m listening to the Coach and to [assistant Zinedine] Zidane, who gives me tips on how to adapt as quickly as possible.

“I want to learn from the best, such as Marcelo and [Fabio] Coentrao.”

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