Real Madrid’s Roberto Carlos has spoken of his new years wishes, for both himself and his club.
The Brazilian defender said “I always ask for the same thing every New Year: Peace, health and happiness in the world. We need to bring about an end to all wars and injustices around the world. There are big problems that need solving”
And in terms of Sport and Real Madrid?
“I always ask that we can keep on improving and reach the end of the season fighting for titles. I believe we have a team that should be winning trophies, but we must learn to cut out the mistakes”
The player added “I believe that we are ready to make a big impact as a team. I’m convinced we are a good side and that defeats, like the one against Recreativo de Huelva, just should not be happening”
What does Roberto Carlos think is the most realistic target for the season? League or Champions League success;
“Its too early to say. Its true that in the league we have slipped up in a number of games where we should not have done. However, we have also regained some solidity when we play away from the Bernabeu. We have picked up a lot of points as the visitors. There is still a long way to go in the league and I think that it is still very open. In the Champions league we have been more effective and think that we can win the knockout game against Bayern Munich. We’ve got to fight hard though”
And on a personal level, how does he feel?
“Not playing with the national team has given me a breather and left me in a better physical condition. Its also great to be working with Capello and he’s a coach with whom we can really win things with”