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Casillas: “We're enjoying a great period”


NEWS | 01/11/2014 | Alberto Navarro (Granada)

“It's possible that we're in our best moment of form,” said Marcelo.
Casillas was in the line-up for the victory over Granada and, speaking post-match, emphasised the team's terrific form: "We're enjoying a great period and I hope that at the end of the season we pick up major silverware like we did last year. We have good young players and more experienced guys who help the youngsters so that they know what Real Madrid is all about. We have the ingredients to win major trophies and make history, and I hope that's the case."

“In the first half, we barely gave away any chances. In the second, with the scoreline in our favour, we did give them more. Granada set up well and played to their strengths. We got the goal after two minutes, it was a big blow for them, and we were more comfortable at the back. They didn't create any chances in the first half and, except for the final stages, it was a quiet match."

We have the ingredients to win major trophies.

“This Madrid side is a team that began to be created after winning the Copa del Rey and the European Cup last year. We know that important players have left, but other important players have joined and you have to gel. The new players are doing well and we're getting positive results."

Marcelo: “We can't afford to relax”
“It's possible that we're in our best moment of form, but we know that we have to improve on a few little things. We can't afford to relax and we have to keep on fighting and working hard because that's the only way we're going to win."

“My primary task is to defend, I had chances to score in attack but it wasn't to be. The best thing is the three points, which are very important for us."

Arbeloa: “James is a brilliant player”
“Players like James fit into any system and team in the world. He is world class, an absolutely brilliant player, and it's a blessing for any coach to have players like him. We're very happy with him."

“We're on a very good run. We're working really hard, scoring goals and we have to continue in this vein. We have won 11 games in a row and now we're thinking about Liverpool and making it twelve. Let's hope that what happened to Carvajal is nothing. He picked up a niggle and preferred not to risk it."

Modric: “We're in incredible form”
“We need to continue this run and we're very happy with the way we're playing. We're in incredible form. We want to be comfortable in games and we played well from the kick-off. The team wants more, and the more goals we score the more we want. It's always difficult to win in Granada but we deserved the victory."

“Xabi Alonso was an excellent player for us, but Kroos and I are playing better and better every game. We're steadily getting to know each other and we know what we want to do on the pitch. I think that we're playing very well defensively."