Ludogorets - Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo: “We didn't play pretty football but the aim was to win"

NEWS | 01/10/2014 | Alberto Navarro (Sofía)

“We knew it would be difficult, but we have taken another step forward in the competition," explained Casillas.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored Real Madrid's first goal against Ludogorets and, speaking to the media post-match, gave his opinion on the clash: "It wasn't a brilliant match but the most important thing is the three points. I'm very happy because, although the team did not put on a great performance, we won the match and I scored another goal. It's important to keep on scoring."

“We didn't play pretty football, but the aim was to win. Casillas always plays to a very high level and, as for the shouts from the stands, it's not for me to comment on because it's not something that affects me."

Casillas: "We turned the match around"
“We knew they were going to be a difficult opponent who were going to play the match with a lot of intensity and would be really up for it against us. We conceded a goal early on and we had to recover. Then, we came back and turned the match around. We've taken another step forward in this competition, we still have our future in our own hands."

"Now we come up against Liverpool, which is going to be a huge match because they have to win. I'm sure it's going to be a very attractive, great match. But before then we have to think about Athletic, another big match in which we have to go all out for the three points before the international break." 

The goal we conceded is a negative from the match, but we managed to get the win.

“We always analyse it. Maybe it's a run of conceding that type of goal and it's playing on our minds a little bit. We all accept our share of the blame, and I'm the first to. We're committed to making sure it doesn't happen to us again."

“Keylor is a magnificent goalkeeper. He has already shown that at Levante and now he's doing the same at Madrid. Competition is healthy for everyone. The club and the fans benefit."

Marcelo: "There are no easy games"
“We did a good job and we've got the three points at a difficult ground. We moved the ball about well and we did what the coach asked of us: possession up front and control of the ball. In the end we made it 1-2. There are no easy games and now we have to work hard over these days to beat another good team in Athletic."