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Navas: “We won, but we have to improve a lot"

NEWS | 13/03/2016

“We work on set pieces quite a bit and we're making the most of them”, said Carvajal.
Keylor Navas put in a great performance against Las Palmas. The keeper gave his thoughts on the game: "We're aware that we didn't have our best second half. We know that playing like that it will be difficult to win games, we got away with it today put we have to improve a lot more".  

"I never consider myself the best and the only thing I try to do is to do my job, same as my teammates. The important thing is that we won in the end. To be able to win titles we have to be able to play other ways, we can't do like we did in the second half because it could cost us games". 

The oppositions chances
“There were moments when we weren't concentrating and we gave the other team chances. They're mistake that we make and the other teams try to create chances from". 

The Clasico
“That game is a long way off. We've got Sevilla first, that's an important game and we have to focus on that". 

Carvajal: “We got the victory thanks to the set pieces”
“It was difficult game, but we knew it would be a difficult place to come, where many teams have found it difficult to pick up points. We were able to go in front twice and the positive is we took three points and we will continue". 

Dead balls
“With Zidane we work on set pieces quite a bit. We've got a lot of tall players who're good in the air and we're making the most of that. They are details that can win many points and thanks to that we've got the victory today"

Defensive control
“We've had phases where we have dominated and other where we haven't. Defensively the team has taken a step forward. We were close together, Las Palmas had the ball in the centre of the park but without causing problems and we're continuing to grow for the Champions League”.

Arbeloa: “I want to thank the fans of Las Palmas for the affection they have shown us".

“Their best chance was a mistake of ours and an indirect free kick. The rest were shots that weren't dangerous and wide of goal. The opposition also play and they are strong in attack and that's the thing we can improve on going forward". 

Depth of the squad
“The coach has a lot of option in the centre of midfield and in every position. We're trying to be more compact each game and in some phases we have managed, preventing the opposition from creating danger during long spells".  

Objective, the Champions League 
"We have to strengthen in La Liga to get a good rhythm to take in to the Champions League. Bit by bit, with the clear ideas of the coach, we're trying to be at our best level and look to win the Champions League”.

Arbeloa: “It’s natural to suffer to win away from home”
“I’m pleased to be back playing after such a long time, it’s what every footballer wants, and to win makes it even better. We suffered, they made it difficult for us. Las Palmas are good at home and they’re a very tough opponent. They beat Getafe not long ago, and Barcelona struggled here. They tried really hard and they’re a great team. If they keep playing like this I’m sure they’ll be safe”.

Wins away from home
“It’s natural to suffer to win away from home. We all want to keep improving in La Liga and we’re pleased that we’re picking up points with the way we’re playing”.

Support in Las Palmas
“I’ve been at Real Madrid for seven years and I’m not sure I’ve seen anything quite like it. I want to thank the fans for their affection and how they received us. I hope they remain in the La Liga for years to come”.