Dani Carvajal was one of the great figures in Real Madrid winning the Champions League in Paris on May 28 at the Stade de France in Paris. The Spanish winger was the great executioner of Luis Díaz, whom he almost completely annulled in Liverpool’s attack.
In an interview with Tomás Roncero, from Diario AS, Carvajal explained how his role was to mark the Guajiro attacker during said commitment.
“I got to the last stretch of the season very well and I wanted to put those four Champions League finals and those four titles behind me, with the Colombian, who was in his first final,” commented the 30-year-old winger.
And he added, acknowledging the danger that Díaz meant: “I wanted to be close to him, I know the danger that could entail and I think I won the game for a large part of the match. That was the key a bit. In the defensive duels we were much superior in many details of the match, and Thibaut’s performance, who saved us on several occasions”.
Liverpool focused its attack on Mohamed Salah’s side, where statistics reveal that 34.9% of the English team’s advances occurred. 34.1% of the attacks were in the center. While only 31% of the advances made by Jürgen Klopp’s team were in Luis Díaz’s sector.