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Asensio: “It was important to begin the La Liga season with a win”

NEWS | 21/08/2016 | Javier García (San Sebastian) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Ángel Martínez

“We've got to give the win the importance it deserves because winning at Anoeta is never easy”, declared Casemiro.
Fresh from having made his La Liga debut for Real Madrid and claiming the game's second goal, Marco Asensio addressed the media at the final whistle: "It was important to begin the La Liga season with a win. We played well and we're pleased to have got our first win of the season".

"I don't set myself any targets. I try to work hard, play well and in the end things are working out well. I'm happy and even more so because my goals are helping the team. In training, I work hard to make the starting line-up and I try to do my best to be picked. Today in the pre-match meeting Zidane told me that I'd be starting".

Casemiro: "An important win"
"There's no doubt that this is an important win because we knew that coming to Anoeta is never easy. We've got to give it the importance it deserves because we've beaten very tough opposition. We're Real Madrid and at this club you've got to fight for everything and battle on until the end".

Asensio's goal
"You've got to admire the finish for the second goal. You can see what a great job he's doing and he's an important player for us".

Kovacic: "It was an important game".

"You can see that we've got a great squad and that we're training hard and performing well. We all want to play and that's a good thing for the coach. The players who are coming off the bench and those who are starting are all doing well. The players we've got make ours the best squad in the world".

"Everyone wants to play, and you could see when he came on that he did well, he ran around and wanted to get on the ball. The coach is being fair with everyone. He needs to continue to work hard because he's an important player for us and he's got real quality".

Kovacic: "Marco is a quality player"
"It was an important game for us. We got the three points and we have to continue on in the same vein. Today the whole team put a shift in, we all attacked together and that's vital if we're to win trophies. It was also important to get an early goal. The second was a fantastic goal, Marco has real quality and is a very good player".