NEWS | 30/11/2016"Scoring goals and putting in a disciplined display was the best way to show our respect for the opposition", insisted Casemiro.
In the wake of his hat-trick against Cultural Leonesa at the Bernabéu, Mariano expressed his delight in the following terms: "It's a dream come true. To score once is incredible and there are no words to explain what it means to get three. I haven't had time to think about how I feel, I'm overjoyed and am really pleased. It has been a very special night".
"My aim is to work day in, day out and make the most of the opportunities I get. I'm focused on the here and now and things are going well, I'm really happy. We tried to play our game and in the end it turned out to be a rout and we're very pleased. We're now focused on El Clásico".
Congratulations from the squad
Zidane congratulated me and told me to keep it up. I've only had chance to take a quick look at the ball I take away with me and I saw load of signatures, I'll have time to take a closer look later on. Enzo also heads home with a big smile on his face because it was his first competitive goal".
Casemiro: “Being out for two months was tough"
"I'm happy to be back out there and doing what I love best and I'm also pleased with how the game went and how we played. Being out for two months has been tough, but I'm happy to be back. I now want to play and help my teammates out. I hope to get more games and be on top form for when the coach calls on me".
"Scoring goals and putting in a disciplined display was the best way to show our respect for the opposition. We also have the duty to play that way whenever we pull on this shirt. Real Madrid teams must always deliver disciplined performances".
“We’ve got the Clásico, and it’s undoubtedly one of the toughest matches in La Liga. We don’t have to do anything differently to what we’ve been doing and I’m sure we’re ready. I hope it goes in our favour”.
“It’s almost impossible to forget about it. I knew the players, the coach, the journalists … I send all of their families and friends a lot of strength. The players here are all ready and waiting to help them in whatever way we can”.
Tejero: “It’s been a very happy day”
“Making your competitive debut in the best stadium in the world and doing it wearing the best shirt on the planet isn't something that happens every day. It’s been a very happy day. Early on I felt the habitual nerves, but playing alongside these teammates helps a lot. I feel really comfortable on either wing and I’ll be available for the coach wherever he wants to play me. What I take away with me is the team’s hard work, we were very disciplined throughout the match and that saw us make it through to the next round”.