Dani Carvajal claims Real Madrid’s 3-2 win against Malaga has “put pressure” on Barcelona ahead of their match on Sunday.
Madrid provisionally cut their deficit on Barca at the top of La Liga to seven points, while the Catalans face Valencia in a top-two clash, and Carvajal praised his teammates for doing their bit beforehand.
“The game had a bit of everything,” the right-back said after the match.
“In the first half, we were the better team. As for the goals we conceded, we made mistakes when bringing the ball out.
“Ultimately, however, the important thing is the three points and putting pressure on the leaders.
“Poor finishing? The important thing is that we create chances and Cristiano had a fantastic game. We’re already thinking about Fuenlabrada.
“Goals we conceded? Their two goals came from mistakes we made when bringing the ball out.
“It’s better if they score against us like that, from us trying to bring the ball out as opposed to defensive mistakes.”
Los Blancos’ victory was marred by a controversial incident, which saw Paul Baysse’s header from a free kick disallowed due to the half-time whistle.
Carvajal was marking the Frenchman at the time, but he suggested he had been fouled by his opponent.
“Baysse’s disallowed goal? It was a 50-50 and I needed to jump for it,” concluded the 25-year-old.