NEWS | 12/04/2016“The fans demonstrated that they are behind us”, said Pepe.
“There we people who though that the comeback wasn't possible. We knew how to manage the game, as it's not possible to maintain the pressure for 45 minutes, we did it for the first 30. In the second half the idea was to go out with a high intensity and look for the goal”.
“He's always important. As our goalscorer and our icon, he deserved a magical night. We don't need to flatter him anymore, he's a man who gives everything for this badge and he's been showing for a long time that he is the number one and when he’s on form the team notices it”.
“One is always happy when things go well. It has been a complicated season due to injuries and I needed a night like tonight. I felt very good physically today, forgetting about any pains. Bit by bit, in the important moments I can show my best level. The important thing is that we're through and that we've done our homework”.
Keylor Navas: “We have taken an important step”
“We have taken an important step forward against a difficult opponent. They are a great team and they showed that at their ground. We are happy because the effort was worth it and we are in the semi-finals. Things went well and all the teammates did a great job. Everyone ran and gave their best effort”.
“We all congratulated Cristiano. It's a privilege for us to have him in the team, he got three great goals and we try to be close to him as much as possible to be able to make it to the next stage”.
“The fans were incredible. We couldn't stop running and we owe it to them for the support that they have given us. Before the game they were already getting behind us, this gets in to your blood, you can feel it in your heart”.
“Thank god that Real Madrid gave me the opportunity to play in this tournament, it is really important for me. I feel proud to represent my country and I hope that it continues”.
Pepe: “We've put in a complete performance”
“We've put in a complete performance, we started the first half strongly, something that we didn't do in the first-leg. The most important thing is to celebrate this win, which is for all the Real Madrid fans because they demonstrated that they are with us. Whatever comes our way we will have to prepare well and analyse our opponent. In a competition like the Champions League you can't choose, the best are here”.