Carvajal critical of his performance this season

Dani Carvajal is clearly unimpressed with his performance this season after admitting all of his Real Madrid team-mates have fallen well short of their high standards.

Los Blancos fans have endured a turbulent campaign after losing two managers this season and missing out on all major honours this season.

The European giants hit an all-time low this season following their 4-1 drubbing to Ajax on home soil and back to back losses to arch-rivals Barcelona in the space of 11 days.

Those disappointments on and off the pitch led to the recall of Zinedine Zidane to the dugout.

And Carvajal who has featured 28 times in all competitions for Madrid this season reckons he fell short of his standards.

When asked by Marca what grade he would give himself out of 10, he responded: “I’d give myself a four, a fail. I go with what the group is, and we’ve not done things well.

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“It’s football, but we haven’t given the best we could give. For what reason, I couldn’t tell you. But none of us have been at our best.

“We’ve been together for many years and we know each other. That has been the key, but this year we haven’t fought for anything.”

The 27-year-old equally blamed the club’s failure to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, as one of the main issues behind their struggles.

MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 27: Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona is challenged by Dani Carvajal of Real Madrid during the Copa del Rey Semi Final second leg match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at Bernabeu on February 27, 2019, in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

“It’s clear that when a player hits 50 goals you have to try to find them from somewhere else,” he explained.

“There have been times when we scored many goals but also conceded. We had anxiety and it cost us points.”

Madrid travel to Leganes on Monday looking to close the gap between them and second-place Atletico Madrid to two points.

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