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James: "We've picked up all three points at a pretty difficult ground to go to"

NEWS | 09/04/2015 | Javier García

"In the second half, we pressed high up and we were more clinical in attack", explained Varane.
James scored Real Madrid's second goal in the win over Rayo Vallecano, and gave his thoughts on the clash: "We've put in two good games and we have to keep it up. To win you also have to come though difficult moments, but we got the victory and that's the most important thing. I'm happy, because we won and we picked up all three points at a pretty difficult ground to go to".

"In the first half, they played with a lot of intensity. We knew that they would be a little tired later on and that they wouldn't press to the same degree, and that was the case".

Competition in the squad
"When there are good players we all have to be focused and on our mettle, it's the coach who's in charge. We have good players like Modric, Kroos and then Isco came on today and helped us a lot in the midfield. It was a stonewall penalty on Cristiano, but thankfully it didn't have much of an influence".

Varane: “We put in a good second-half performance”
"The first half was difficult, they stopped us from bringing the ball out. In the second half, we pressed higher up and we got in amongst them more. We produced good play in attack and we were more clinical". 

James: "I'm happy and I just want to help out with assists and, if I can, goals too".

"What was important was the three points and we put in a good second-half performance. At the break, Ancelotti asked us to press with more intensity because they were bringing the ball out well at the beginning".

The race for the title
"There are eight important games to go and we have to be ready, we need the whole team. Every matchday can be decisive and really important. We can't drop points and we have to win every game if we want to win La Liga. It's important that we keep thinking we can win it".

His situation in the team
"I'm focused on our season and I'm going to give everything to help the team. I'm happy at Real Madrid".

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