“At Real Madrid, you want to win everything all the time, even in training”.

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In his first player as a madridista, Mendy spoke to Realmadrid TV about el Clásico and what it is like to be at the biggest club in the world: “Real Madrid It is the desire to win everything, to do the best you can at everything. Win every trophy, try to win as many matches as you can. Be at the top of the game as long as possible. That is what you need to be here, even when you lose in a training session. When you win, everything is great. We have that sheer desire to win all the time. Even in training sessions it is like that. No matter what drill you’re doing, you want to win it. When you’re here, when you train, you want to win absolutely everything. ”

“It’s true that my first Clásico was special. I had played at the Camp Nou prior to that game, with Lyon, but wearing the shirt of Real Madrid everything is different. El Clásico is like no other game out there, we all want to win this game”.

“The first time I met Zidane we spoke and he welcomed me, he told me I was part of his team and that I needed to show my worth, which says it all”.

Differences between Spanish and French football
“The difference is the level is higher here. We work hard in training to reach our peak and show it in every game. We want to show the level we’re at. I think we play faster on the ball over here, there is more movement, more running, that is the key difference between LaLiga and Ligue 1. Here you can lose to a team way down the table, teams like that play like they are top of Ligue 1”.