NEWS | 09/12/2014"It is not easy preparing for each game with the same levels of motivation and eagerness that these players are showing", he said.
“I have a very good relationship with the players. I care a lot for them and I thank them for the work they're doing as much as I can. We are enjoying a great moment: the players, the technical staff and the club, which has always supported us. We have to keep this moment going."
The team's improvement
“After losing to Atlético, I couldn't have imagined stringing together 19 consecutive wins. I was sure that the things that weren't going well would be fixed but not to this extent.”
“I'm not going to speak about players that aren't here. I like a lot of midfielders and Krammer is one of them”.
“Kroos didn't rest today because he already did last week. That was the same for Bale, who didn't play last week and had no need to stop.”
“Illarra is in good form. He has found a level of consistency in the last three games and has shown more quality, with good through balls. As such he is definitely a possibility for the Club World Cup.”
“We have to give him playing time. He is following an exercise plan and his strength levels are good. He needs to improve aerobically though and therefore needs more minutes to get better, like he's doing now.”