Real Madrid - Roma

Bale: “We achieved our objective of playing well and finishing off the tie”

NEWS | 08/03/2016 | Bárbara Jiménez

“We have to give our all to try to be in the Champions League final again”, said Ramos.
Gareth Bale started the game against Roma and he explained the thoughts of the team: “You always need a bit of luck in a game, they had good chances and they could have scored. We defended well and in the second half we scored. We now have to concentrate on La Liga and end the season well”.

“My teammates did a great job in Rome and our objective was to play well today and score to kill off the tie. We achieved that, we're happy and now we'll wait for the draw for the next round”.

Ramos: “We played a very complete game”
“The Champions League is a difficult competition and now we have to wait. We have done the important part and we're in the quarter-finals, let see who we get next. After a difficult season it's good to take an important step forward in this competition. It's very positive for the general mood. We have to give our all to try to be in the final again”.

Difficulty of the Champions League
“In this competition there are no easy games. We put in a great performance in Rome and we came back here with a good result. When you get out there you have to forget about that because a team with as much experience as Roma can make things complicated for you”.

Modric: “We scored two goals and deserved to go through”.

“I think we've played a very complete game and we have to work on the mistakes that we've committed to have better balance in the coming games. In the Champions League the small mistakes can see you eliminated, the margin for error is minimal”.

Contribution from the bench
“You have to admire the work of all the teammates. The squad is big and those who come off of the bench always do well. Lucas is in great form at the moment and always contributes to the team. He unbalances them on the wings with great speed and the intention is that players who come on in the second half bring this sort of quality". 

The Bernabéu
“They're the most demanding fans in the world. They want to get the best out of us and see our best performance. It's always good to get some attention because it makes you react and do your talking out on the field. Everyone likes to feel the love and the Bernabéu is an extraordinary stadium. When they transmit their affection all of the players notice it. In the end the affection is more positive than the whistling, but at times it's necessary". 

Modric: “It wasn't easy”
“Roma showed that they are a great team and it wasn't an easy game. We suffered in some moments and they created chances on the counter with very fast players up front. In the end we scored two goals and deserved to go through”.