Dalot: I'm pushing harder than ever
"I want to be the best player I can and to play here for United," says a passionate Diogo Dalot in our interview...
The second day of warm-weather training is complete. How's it going for you so far? “Very good, these are very good facilities, the weather is unbelievable, better than Manchester for sure and we are enjoying it. We are working hard, like we like to do, and that's it.” You were one of the players who trained throughout last week, while others were on holiday, so how was that? “It was good to keep up the fitness. In the first part of the season I was injured so I wanted to use this break to push harder a little bit more. I enjoyed it with some of the players and some of the staff, so it was a very good week to work and now we are here.” You've played really well in recent weeks and scored a great goal as well, so how are you feeling in yourself and do you feel you can contribute a lot in the run-in? “Of course, I have been working very hard to get my opportunities, to enjoy them when I get them and to be the best player I can be when I get that opportunity. I am still working, there is still a lot to improve but I will keep pushing hard because I want to play here.” We saw you drove your compatriot Bruno Fernandes to the Aon Training Complex on his first day at United and you’ve been helping him to settle in. How's he getting on so far? “Oh, perfectly. I mean, it is like he has been here for two years' already. He is getting on very well with the lads, it is very good to have him here, it is very good for me, very good for the team, he is a fantastic player and a fantastic person, so it is one more to help the team.” There's a lot to fight for in the league and we've got two cup competitions. What would it mean to you to finish the season strongly and hopefully win two trophies? “Oh, that would be amazing. That is why we are here. Man United always fights for trophies and to win games. Those competitions we want to win them with everything we have and the fight for the top four in the Premier League, because that is what we want as a club and as players. I think we have everything to do that.”