Carvajal: Spain style much easier

Dani Carvajal claims “it’s much easier” to play for Spain than Real Madrid as “David Silva gives me more freedom down the right”.

Explaining the differences between how Spain and Madrid played, Carvajal noted Los Blancos were “more direct”, whereas the national team “are more direct”, although he made it clear he enjoyed both styles.

“The group is becoming a two-way battle between Italy and ourselves,” the right-back said at a Press conference for Tuesday’s friendly against France.

“We took an important step forward by beating Israel. Ultimately, we have to pick up three points in each of our next three games so we can reach our crucial match against Italy with maximum guarantees.

“My debut against France? That game was very special, it was my debut for the national team and I’ll always remember it.

“Now I have more experience and more confidence. It’s a new cycle, with a new Coach and new ideas.

“It’s going to be a great game. We’ll try to do our best because there are no friendlies between Spain and France.

“Lopetegui? We’re playing our football, we’re dominating our games, we always try to go on the attack. It’s much easier to play for the national team.

“At Madrid, we’re more direct and here, we’re more elaborate. Statistically, Spain are always very high in terms of possession, but they are two teams that pin their opponents back and look for the initiative.

“Comparing the right wingers I play with, [at Madrid] I have Gareth Bale or Lucas Vázquez and here I have David [Silva].

“[Silva] shoots more inside, which gives me more freedom down the wing. Both teams adopt different philosophies, but ultimately we look for the same result.

“Isco? He’s very good here and at Real Madrid, he’s capable of scoring goals like he did against Israel.

“He’s a spectacular player. For the national team, he replicates the great work he does at club level.”

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