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Pepe: “We controlled the match well to get three points”

NEWS | 25/08/2014

“We tried to play good football”, explained Marcelo.
Pepe started against Córdoba and played his 250th match with Real Madrid. The defender showed his satisfaction at reaching the mark: “I’m very happy to play so many matches with Real Madrid, and for the affection shown by the people, and to help the team for another day. We controlled the match well, people were perhaps expecting a more comfortable win, but we managed to get three points that are important to us”.

“We’re coming off the back of a great season and we’ll try and do the same this year, so that we and the fans are happy at the end of it. Today Arbeloa did a great job until the substitution and then Carvajal gave us pace. The signings are adapting very well. James and Kroos contributed a lot to this match and they help the competitiveness in the group”.

Marcelo: “We fought until the end”
“It is the start of the season and we have to get better, but we gave everything to please the fans. Our goal is to win and get three points. It was a very tense match and we fought until the end. We tried to play good football”.

“We know that Cristiano always scores. We trust him and know what he will do for us. We have the whole league to try and move forward. Now there is one week to rest, train at 100% and win again”.