Dani Carvajal says the pressure is now on Barcelona after Real Madrid “did their homework” against Espanyol on Saturday.
Carvajal was part of the Madrid side that beat Espanyol 2-0, a result which allowed the side to open up a four-point lead atop La Liga, with two games still in hand on each of their title rivals.
“Today we played before Barcelona and tried to pick up three more points, and that’s how it went,” the right-back said after the match.
“We lacked some rhythm, but now we must think about Wednesday. We’re working hard and we have a very big squad.
“From this point onwards, we must win everything we have left in order to achieve our objectives.
“If you do you homework, the pressure is passed onto your rivals. Last season we finished second, we had to come back and it wasn’t easy.
“We have tremendous potential. We’ve been dealt an important week with three games.
“We’ve overcome the first stumbling block and now we’ll look to keep going.
“We’ll go out to give everything and continue winning.”