Jese: We'll make a Real statement at Atletico

The promising attacker is desperate to end the reigning champions’ title ambitions and was pleased with his goal in the 2-1 win over Sevilla on Wednesday

Real Madrid youngster Jese Rodriguez is eager to make “a big statement” in Saturday’s derby against Atletico Madrid .

The Santiago Bernabeu side hold a seven-point lead over the reigning champions – who are currently third in the table – ahead of Saturday’s encounter at the Vicente Calderon and the attacker is hopeful of cutting short Atletico’s title ambitions this weekend.

“This week’s games are very difficult and important. Against Sevilla on Wednesday we were made to work really hard and that’s normal,” Jese told the official Madrid website.

“On Saturday we have to send out a big statement by winning at the Calderon. We’re really up for it and we’re going to go all out.

“There’s a long way to go in the league and we have our destiny in our own hands, but we have to win.”

The 21-year-old then went on to voice his delight with his substitute cameo in the 2-1 win over Sevilla and was particularly pleased with his goal.

“It was really cold, the substitutions were really fast and they were getting kicks in, so I had to come into it with intensity.

“These things sometimes happen in football and you have to be ready. It went well.

“Carlo Ancelotti told me that I played well and to keep it up. Scoring always gives you more confidence, it’s a very important goal for me and I needed a goal to keep on improving. I’m very happy.”

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