#quote on Iker
“You have to have a little more respect for Iker. The statements from Mourinho were not the most appropriate. Iker is a player who is an integral part of Madrid & Spain. He has to know that the players are with him (…) Iker is an important player for us & we still have a major title to play for. We should not underestimate anyone & we have to respect Iker who has given us a lot. Iker is not the bad guy. He is the captain who welcomes players and teaches them when they arrive.” - Pepe | 04-05-13
"Cristiano, Pepe and Fabio spend more time together, they are called up for the Portuguese NT and when they return to Madrid they have more contact. Marcelo is the happiness of the locker room, he is with everyone. Higuaín and Di María mix with the Spaniards. Özil y Khedira are integrating much more little by little. Benzema too, who in the first few seasons was complicated because he was very introverted and shy. This team of the last few years has nothing to do with the years before, we are like a family (…) Of course I would go on a vacation with Cristiano, all expenses paid."