NEWS | 21/10/2015 | Alberto Navarro (Paris)"We played against a top team and we knew that this was a difficult place to come to", said Casemiro.
"We competed really well, perhaps we lacked a little bit of cutting edge up front, but we're happy at having come away with a positive result from a difficult ground to go to. These games are like cup finals and the team that makes the fewest mistakes takes the points, and the fine details determine the result".
"The injuries mean we're not in our best shape, but you have to look forward. We shouldn't settle for anything or make excuses, we have strength in depth, with players coming in eager to contribute. Today we saw that with Jesé [Rodríguez] and Lucas [Vázquez], who are able to perform well and compete, and they help us to improve as a team".
"It's a long match and you can't always press high up. We have to take away positive conclusions, and we went after the match. You have to pace yourself physically in terms of pushing the pressing up, we managed the flow of the game as needs to be done".
Casemiro: "This is the way to win trophies"
"We played against a top team and we put in a really good performance. There's no doubt that we're all contributing and working hard, we're developing into a really solid unit. This is the way to win trophies. I'm not worried about the draws, because we put in a really good display against a top team. We knew that this was a difficult place to come to".
"Today we showed that we have a terrific squad. Whoever plays is ready to do so. The players who came in, who aren't usually starters, played really well".
Denis Cheryshev: "It was a pretty even game"
"The team put in a focused performance and we had our opportunities, but we didn't put them away and it's a good result here. There were periods when we dominated and periods when they dominated, and this can be considered a fair result because it was a pretty even game".
"They're a fantastic side, they were playing at home with their fans behind them and facing them is always difficult. We put in a focused display at the back, we were really compact, defended well and at the end of the day it's a good result and we have to follow it up at the Bernabéu".
"We have to be ready for when we're called on. Jesé and Lucas had good games and our job is to keep on pushing, have a positive mindset and carry on working hard".