‘Real Madrid cycle not over’ – Nacho Fernandez

Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez is adamant the club’s ‘cycle of success’ is not over despite their Champions League elimination.

Los Blancos have won four of the last five Champions League titles but were eliminated in the Round of 16 by Ajax, with a humiliating 4-1 home defeat on Tuesday.

“This cycle of success is not over, we still have an excellent squad,” Nacho – who was sent-off late on – told reporters, as cited by Marca.

“We have the potential to fight for every trophy, we have a dressing room of winners and of quality players, we know that tonight is not good enough and the season is not good enough.

“We must remain strong and level-headed through these moments, we must be men, we know what we have achieved will never be forgotten.

“Also we must look to learn from mistakes without forgetting them, we understand the anger and disappointment of the fans but as players, we feel that too.”

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