why he took the decision to renew his contract: ”The communication with the club has always been very fluid. I had groin problems and I wanted to see how I was following the operation. I wanted to see where I was and what level I would be able to give. It was a big decision for me and I did not want to take it without being happy with everything, even though the club gave me every opportunity. The conversations were straightforward once I had recovered. I am happy at the club and they tell me that the club is happy with me too.”
the affection he has received from madridismo throughout his time here: "I am enormously grateful. I really feel the affection that the Bernabéu crowd has shown me deep inside. The fans have always shown me respect and affection over the years and it is important to stay in a place where I am liked. I have never had doubts about that."
explaining why the Bernabéu is his home: “It’s already been five seasons. Day by day the madridismo gets into your heart, and I feel that’s it already in my blood. I feel it really deeply in my heart. I’m really delighted and happy to be here for another two years.”