21 April 2012
Alberto Navarro (Barcelona) / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Assistant coach Aitor Karanka analysed Real Madrid's 2-1 victory against Barcelona at Camp Nou.
"These three points are important for us in the championship and they make us confident. Scoring against Barcelona hadn't been enough in previous matches and they opened up their game looking for a winner after they netted the equaliser. The coach mentioned they would do this during half-time and we capitalised on it."
"There are still games left in the championship and this victory is the product of the job we're doing. There are still points at stake and we are two games away from winning the competition. We have to take another step forward at the Bernabeu on Sunday."
"We knew what we did well and wrong in the Clasico of the first leg. We learned from that and we must now look to our next Champions League match."
"The players sent a message to the fans in this game. Madridismo is delighted with the team and with the work it is carrying out. The squad is happy because the match and the three points at stake were important. We have to think about our clash with Bayern in the Champions League."
"Every match is different and important. Nobody believed we would defeat Barcelona. We know the Bernabeu will be packed on Wednesday and we have to focus on turning the aggregate score around."
"Ozil dispelled all doubts regarding the shape he's in. Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player and must continue performing like this. We are accustomed to seeing him give great performances. He scored the goal that gave us the Copa del Rey title last year. He is the best player in the world."