Pepe: Lass proving to be great Real Madrid player

After victory over Real Mallorca, Pepe was quick to highlight the contribution of new Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.

After victory over Real Mallorca, Pepe was quick to highlight the contribution of new Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.

"Lass is proving to be a great player. We have to protect him because it is not easy to play with Real Madrid, but I am sure he will succeed here," said Pepe, who also hailed skipper Raul for marking his 500th Liga game with a goal.

"Raul is an institution here and I must congratulate him because he has had a very good match."

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