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James: “We have to keep playing to this level"

NEWS | 22/11/2014 | Javier García (Éibar) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero

"We've won 14 matches in a row and it's a great tally, but we want to add to it", said Carvajal.
James scored Real Madrid's opening goal in their win over Eibar at Ipurua, and highlighted the team's good run of form as he spoke post-match: "We knew that it was going to be a tough match, but we also knew that we could go out and win if we played well and put in a good match. I'm happy about the win and coming away with a good result."

"If we came out strong and got an early goal we were going to come out on top. 0-4 is a really good result and now we have two tough games coming up that we also have to win. We have to keep playing to this level, we have good players and we hope we can keep it up."

Modric absence
“It's always hard when you're missing a player like him, but we have players who can replace him and do well too."

Carvajal: "We have depth in the squad"
“Isco is in really good form and he's making the most of it. Luka didn't play, but we have depth in the squad and it's the great thing about having versatile players, who give the coach a lot of options and variations in every match."

"We've won 14 matches in a row and it's a great tally, but we want to add to it and we have the ability to do so, so we have to keep on picking up three points."

We dealt well with any difficulties, it was a tough and hard-fought match.

"I felt comfortable. After getting injured at Granada I've tried to make a good recovery. I think that I have come back up to speed and I hope I can carry on contributing to the team."

The team's numbers
"The statistics are pretty extraordinary. We're scoring a lot of goals and we're barely conceding any. That's really good, it's important, because we've found balance and at the end of the day the teams that win leagues are the ones that concede the least."

"We're focusing on taking each game as it comes. The next is away at Basel and we hope we can put ourselves on track for first place in the group. Then we go to Málaga, where we have to carry on picking up three points to reach Christmas top of the league."

Marcelo: “We have to carry on in this vein”
“Ipurua is a very difficult and very tough ground to come to, but we made a really good start to the match. The team fought hard and ran a lot. We came back from the international matches a little bit tired and it's difficult, but we're in good shape and we did well. We have to improve a few things, but we have to carry on in this vein."

"A lot of people are envious about what he has achieved and about what he can accomplish. Cristiano always works hard, he's a top professional with a huge desire to learn and help the team."