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Nacho: "We've had a great pre-season and go into the La Liga campaign in top form"

NEWS | 16/08/2016 | Borja Miranda

“We've made a good start to the season by winning the Super Cup and we go into the season with confidence", declared Varane. 
Nacho Fernández, who was on target in the win over Stade de Reims, spoke to the media in the aftermath of the Santiago Bernabéu Trophy game: "We go into the La Liga season in top form. We've had a great pre-season and we can't wait for Sunday to come round".

"We're happy to have won the Bernabéu Trophy, it's one we like to win every year. I'm also pleased with the great pre-season we've had, including the European Super Cup win, which was the important one, and the friendly matches".

"We did well on set pieces in this game. They're something we work on a lot during the week and it's always good to score from them. I've had a bit of luck because this is the second year running that I've scored in this Trophy, but it's always important to score, both for me and the team".

Varane: “Now comes the tough bit, but we're ready ”
"We've had a good pre-season, now comes the tough bit, but we're ready. We've worked very hard, but we need to have the fitness levels to keep us going throughout the whole season. It's to be expected that we're a bit tired with the work we've done, but we needed to put the work in, so as to be in good shape or the long run. We've got a lot of objectives and are looking forward to getting started. I'm feeling in good shape and am keen to perform to my best".

Asensio: “I'm happy with the win and am looking forward to the  La Liga season getting started”.

"We have started the season well by winning a trophy and we're going into it with confidence. For us La Liga is really important and it's one of our key aims. It's a competition comprised of many matches and you have to play well every weekend. All of the players will feature and that will be key for us in the four competitions we are in".

Asensio: “This has been one of the happiest days of my life”
"We played a good game and despite conceding three goals, I’m certain that as we play more and more we'll find a solution. It has been an incredible day, one of the best of my life and I hope I have made Real Madrid happy. Zidane congratulated me on the game".

Debut at the Bernabéu
"I felt good and was able to play a good game. I'm happy with the win and am looking forward to the start of La Liga. I am completely at the coach’s disposition and would love to start on Sunday. I'll try to give the fans back some of the warmth that they have shown me".

Tejero: “Playing at the Bernabéu is thrilling”
"I had already been lucky enough to make my debut, but today was my first match at the Bernabéu and it was great, really thrilling. The coach told me to go out and be calm, to do what I know best, keeping it simple and playing with high tempo".

"The team came out well, and despite conceding a goal, we knew how to react, by playing well in order to turn the score around. We have been working hard since the first day in Canada, focusing on the physical aspect and ball work". 

Mariano: "We go into it feeling good"
"I'm very happy with my goal and to have made my debut at the Bernabéu. It's been a dream since I was a boy and it's very special for it to be coming true. When I scored I felt the same emotions as when I got the goal against Chelsea. I dedicate the goal to my grandmother, who's up there in heaven, to my family and to the people who are with me day in, day out. On Sunday we've got a tough game to start the La Liga season, but we go into it feeling good".