Chicharito: “I needed that goal”

NEWS | 11/04/2015 | Bárbara Jiménez

“It was a tough match but we deserved the win”, declared Arbeloa.
Chicharito got one of the goals against Éibar and assessed the encounter as follows: “I needed that goal and to play from the start of the match. Things are going well for me. The celebration wasn't some kind of liberation for me, I knew what I was getting into when I signed for Real Madrid. I needed to feel the faith that everyone has in me. It was a great performance by the whole team”.

“I'm happy that the manager thinks I put in a good performance and that he is speaking about me on more than just a personal level. I didn't feel like the worst player before when I wasn't playing and I don't feel like the best one now just because of the boss's praise”.

“I remembered all my loved ones. I am grateful to everyone who came to the Bernabéu and all those who watched the game at home. The thing I hold dearest is when I'm not playing and people say kind things to me and give me good advice". 

Chicharito: “It was a great performance by the whole team”.

"When you don't play it's really frustrating but I'm still very confident. Jesé and I needed this game”.

Arbeloa: “We put on a great show against a good side”
"It was a tough match and we had a lot of players out. A lot of the less regular starters played so we lacked our usual match fitness but we put on a great show against a good side. Our minds turned to Tuesday a bit during the second half but it was still a deserved victory for us”.

Decisive moment
“We have been improving greatly over the last four or five matchdays. We are doing a good job. We understand that this is the most important stage of the season and we are happy with the way things are panning out at the moment”.

Fight for La Liga
“I believe that each matchday is critical, no one knows in which match Barcelona might drop points. We have to be on our toes and focus on winning all our remaining fixtures”.