NEWS | 18/10/2016"We wanted to score a few goals and we managed to do that", stated Pepe.
Marco Asensio netted Real Madrid's third goal against Legia and reflected on the Bernabéu rout in the following terms: "We're happy with the win and the three points. I think that the team did a good job, we were clinical with our finishing, which saw us win emphatically. The only downside from tonight is that we didn't manage to keep a clean sheet, but I'm sure that we'll improve on that front as the games go by".
"It's something new to not be playing so much, given that I was used to always playing before. But I'm relaxed about it because we've got some world-class and more experienced players who are very important for the team. Zidane spoke to me and I've got to be patient, I'm young and I'll make the most of the minutes that I get given".
Ovation from the home faithful
"I'm very happy and grateful for the affection I'm receiving from the fans. They're the ones that spur you on and they give you that extra drive in the games. I'm really happy with the welcome they've given me right from day one and I hope that all together we go on to achieve big things this year".
Pepe: "The whole team has reason to celebrate"
"We played well, we were always in their half and had 50 metres of the pitch behind us. That was what the coach wanted and we tried to do that, whilst always respecting the opposition. We wanted to score a few goals and we managed to do that. The whole team has reason to celebrate".
"We’ve got a lot of quality in the squad, both those who play from the start and those who come on as substitutes. We’ve got players who are very hungry and youngsters who are pushing their claims to play and that’s great for us".
His situation at the club
"I’m calm and I just want to help the team, to help Real Madrid, the club I love. My chance will come and I’m waiting patiently. I hope the club give me a call and we can resolve the situation. The people at the club know that this is my home, I love Madrid very much and I’ll wait for as long as possible. My goal is to retire here".
Marcelo: "We looked good towards the end"
"We’ve had two difficult games this week and we’ve managed to score goals and achieve our objective, which was to win. We’ve worked hard and we were able to play the game we wanted, we struggled at times but we looked good towards the end. We’ll have to improve on a few things but these matches have been good for us”.
Varane: "To have scored so many goals is good for our confidence"
"We're happy with the win and to have scored so many goals. We're in fine form. We put in a disciplined display in which we were always looking to go forward. To have scored so many goals is good for our confidence. We believe in ourselves and we'll continue to work hard to pick up good results".
"He's fine and he always helps the team out. He's a threat for the opposition. We're doing well in the group stage and we're confident. We have to go out and play every game as if it's our last".
Lucas Vázquez: "We're in good form"
"It was important to win this game. We’re in good form and playing with a desire to keep moving forward. I’m pleased with the win and it was a good match, we had chances to score even more goals. I’m here to give the best I can and make the most of the opportunity whenever the coach calls on me".