Arbeloa: We must be patient

Alvaro Arbeloa has commented that Real Madrid must be patient to adapt to a new style of play, as he also plays down the Iker Casillas issue.

Madrid played out a 1-0 win at Granada in Week 2 on Monday evening, in a second official game under their new Coach, who has promised a more eye-pleasing style of play.

“We are only in the second matchday. We have to be patient,” reflected Arbeloa when asked of this post-match.

“Our highest level takes its time, it hasn’t been seen in the first or second game, but we haven’t suffered too much.

“We are trying to play as well as possible, but it takes its time, because there are a lot of new people. We should be happy because the team is progressing.

“We are happy with the three points. We played very well in the first half, controlling the match and dominating possession.

“We played vertically, but you always note returning to activity and it’s also to be expected that away from home they put more pressure on us. They play with the fans cheering them on.”

Arbeloa was asked his opinion on seeing Carlo Ancelotti continue with Diego Lopez in goal over Iker Casillas.

“The name on the back of the shirt doesn’t matter to us, the badge is the same and that’s what is important. Real Madrid fans should be united and the debates are left for the Press.

“It doesn’t matter who is in goal for Real Madrid. I think that it’s a normal situation that will happen on the right wing, in attack or in midfield from time to time.

“Whatever the Coach decides we will support him. We don’t care whether Iker, Diego, Tomas Mejias or Jesus play.

“The fans have to do the same as us and support whoever the coach picks to play.”

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