Speaking in an exclusive interview with Esquire, Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal discussed life at one of the biggest clubs in the world.

It’s not easy to make friends at Real Madrid. When I went to Bayer Leverkusen, where the average age was 23, it was easier. We all shared hobbies, we had no wives or children. At Madrid, everyone has their own lives.

For the Spanish international, it’s not all about football. His family, his three dogs and his lifelong friends are the most important things in his life: “We still have the same group of friends as always and we go on holidays together.”