Real Madrid defender Alaba: Atletico clash will be special

Real Madrid defender David Alaba says they’re looking forward to Sunday’s trip to Atletico Madrid.

Real go into the game boasting a 100 per cent record.

Alaba said, “I’m sure it’ll be a special and tough game. Atlético Madrid are a great side, particularly at home.

“The derby is always a special game. It’s a meeting between two great teams and we can’t wait for kick-off. I want to really thank the fans. Tomorrow it’s about going all out.

“We’ve started the season strongly and have to keep working hard to achieve many things. We’re not looking back and are only looking forward. We’ve got some great facilities at Real Madrid City and work really hard, both on the pitch and in the gym. That explains why we’re all in such good shape.

“We’re working together as a team, from the forwards to the defenders. We did really well last season and have to work just as hard as we did last season.”