Mariano: Hat-trick like a dream

Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz has described netting a hat-trick in the Copa Del Rey on his first start for the club as ‘a dream’.

The Dominican striker – who’s had previously appeared as a substitute against Celta Vigo and in the first leg against Cultural Leonesa – also set a new club record for the fastest goal scored in the Copa Del Rey as he netted in the opening minute.

"It's a dream. Scoring one goal is incredible, but a hat trick is unreal,” the 23-year-old explained on BeIn Sports after the match.

"I haven't had the chance to even stop and think about how I am feeling, just an amazing feeling of happiness.

"We tried to go out there and just play our game. We ended up scored a lot of goals and we are all very happy.

"I haven't set any objectives; I'll continue working hard every day in tyraining and try to make the most of the opportunities I get.”

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