Dani Carvajal believes Borja Mayoral is “perfectly capable” of leading the line for Real Madrid after his goal and assist at Real Sociedad.
Mayoral was given a rare starting berth for the trip to La Real after Karim Benzema was injured and Cristiano Ronaldo was banned, but the young striker took full advantage with a goal and assist in a 3-1 victory.
“We knew that if we lost, we’d fall seven points behind,” the right-back said after the game.
“It was a difficult match, with many absences, away from home, but the team stood up tall.
“Bale and Mayoral? I’m very happy for them, they were great in every way, they did a good job and gave us the win.
“We have a very big squad and, of course, Mayoral is perfectly capable to help us and score goals.
“New deal? It’s wonderful, I’m very proud to be able to extend my contract with the club of my life and keep helping them.”