Barcelona Debut Delight For Duo
Clásico is always a special occasion - more so if this involves a Real Madrid win over Barcelona.
Wednesday will have added memories for Dani Ceballos and Theo Hernandez as the summer signings made their Real debuts against Barca at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The game, indeed the Spanish Super Cup itself, was already won when Zinedine Zidane took the opportunity to introduce Theo and Ceballos into the action, handing them their competitive debuts.
Having come on for Marco Asensio, scorer of another fine goal, Theo told realmadrid.com how he though Real had 'played very well at the Camp Nou and the Bernabéu.'
Theo was especially proud to make his debut on home soil and is keeping himself ready for involvement at any time as he's aware Zidane will look to shuffle his pack as much as possible in the season ahead.
He said: 'I'm thrilled to have made my debut at the Bernabéu. We have to keep working hard and I hope to win many more titles with Real Madrid. We played very well both at the Camp Nou and at home and as a result we've won the Super Cup. We can't let up now, we have to keep working. Zidane rotates a lot and he needs the entire team.'
Meanwhile, Ceballos, praising how the 'team worked really hard in pre-season' was left in little doubt Real were the better side against Barcelona on Wednesday, in fact over the two legs.
He came on 10 minutes for time for Toni Kroos saying making his debut against an 'eternal rival' was nice, as was the fact Real secured another cup, feeling 'comfortable' in the side with his new teammates.
Ceballos added: 'It's always nice to make your debut against the eternal rival and I felt comfortable alongside my teammates. This team has worked really hard since the beginning of pre-season and the objective was to win both Super Cups. We had to give it our all in both games, we were the better side and we've got to keep on in the same vein.'
Obviously both had been involved in the American tour in pre-season and will now hope to build on these maiden appearances for Real with further involvement, perhaps in the La Liga curtain raiser?