Dani Carvajal has reflected on early signs of a fluid understanding with Gareth Bale on the right wing at Real Madrid.
The full-back started on the right flank behind debutant Bale in Week 4’s 2-2 draw away to Villarreal, and set up the Welshman’s goal.
For the Under-21 international, the work done in that opening hour with Bale was enough to have him convinced of a successful partnership down the wing.
“We understood each other well both in attack and in defence,” commented Carvajal to AS this week.
“I saw him available for the equaliser and so gave him the pass. To quickly reach his level through adaptation is optimal.
“Bale is fast and like to play with space but he also has the quality to move inside and allow me space.
“How did his first game go? It was a bittersweet debut, because he scored, but we did not win.
“He is at the best club in the world and the pressure is very high because here are the best players, but everyone tries to give their best.
“His work with Ronaldo? It is an advantage to have the two best players on your team. Who would not want that?”