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Isco: “We went out switched on from the very first minute and that’s how we have to carry on"

NEWS | 15/10/2016

“We're going in the right direction, it wasn't easy to win here”, said Varane.
Isco was a key man against Betis, scoring a double, and this is what he had to say following the goal fest: “We went out switched on from the very first minute and that’s what we have to do from now on. It was a very complete first half. The team played very well, looked very good on the counter attack and in keeping possession. I don’t know if it was our best first half under Zidane, but it was one of the most complete”.

“I’ve been struggling a bit for confidence and that comes with playing matches. I’m also lacking a bit of rhythm and I hope I can start getting back into things. Zidane has shown confidence in me from the moment he got here, but when things aren’t working the only thing for it is to work harder and that’s my aim. Keep improving every day and make the most of the time I get on the pitch”.

His double
“They were different goals. The counter attack was very good, the team showed real pace with very clear ideas and then the second was a good strike”.

Varane: "We went into the game strongly”
"We've been talking a lot over the last few days about improving certain aspects and we’ve responded well. We went into the game well and that helped us get the win, something which is not easy to do here".

Carvajal: "We went out with a lot of intensity and strength".

We want to keep on like this and we're going in the right direction. We are going with the idea of starting strongly and playing with intensity”.

Goal scorer
“I played better offensively and that is good for the team. Now I want to score more goals in order to help the team”.

Knock and praise for Kroos
“I’m ok. I don’t have any issues.it was just a knock. Kroos is an important player. He makes good passes and sets the pace of our game”.

Carvajal: “We were balanced and showed togetherness”
“We came out strong and with intensity, and that put the game in our favour. We were more accurate today than in previous games, before we lacked intensity at the start of games and today we had that. We came out strong in the first half, balanced and together. All of this provided a basis for the win today”.

“I’m really glad he got the brace, he is a key player for us. I am certain that he will get us more”.

The next game against Legia Warszawa
“We will go into the game strong. We know that these two games will have a big impact on our place at the top of our Champions League group”.