Real Madrid - Leganés

Morata: “It was a tough match but we showed our character”

NEWS | 06/11/2016

“I'm very happy to be back with the team”, said Modric.
Álvaro Morata scored the third goal in the win over Leganés and this is what he had to say about the game: "It was a difficult game because we've seen that Leganés are a tough, complete side but we got the win. This is football and we have to keep working. We don't perform the same all the time, there are days where we are more clinical or less so, but we showed our character”.

“We must try not to concede goals. If we manage that we're much more likely to win games. I have to keep working, I dream of being successful at Real Madrid and I have to improve a lot. I'm here to help the team and if that comes by scoring goals then it's great”.

“Cristiano is a machine and a fantastic player, the best around. It's obvious that when someone scores so many goals he always wants to score more. The important thing is that the team keeps winning”.

Modric: “We're happy with the win and we're still at the top”
“It was a very important win, we didn't start well but then we showed real improvement. We scored three and could have got one or two more, but we're happy with the win and we're still at the top. I'm very happy to be back with the team and to have got 30 minutes under my belt. Now I have to keep working hard and get better physically”.

Reception from the fans
“I want to thank them for this beautiful reception. It helps you to feel good on the pitch. After a month out, I think these first minutes back were good but the most important thing is that I felt pretty good on the pitch with no discomfort at all”.

Carvajal: “It was a complete performance”
“We had to do our job, which was to take the three points and stay at the top for another week and we managed to do that. Leganés set up with five at the back and four in the middle playing very tight, so it was difficult for us to break them down. We struggled to create clear cut chances in the first half, but that's normal against a side playing so deep. The chances and the goals did come and it was a complete performance”.

Carvajal: "We did our job, which was to win and stay at the top".

“It was special for me to able to play against Leganés, making their LaLiga debut at the Santiago Bernabéu. It is difficult to beat any team if you’re not concentrating 100% and giving it everything. Every team in the top leagues drops points and that shows that football these days is very difficult”.

Situation in LaLiga
“We knew that Atlético dropped points and that Sevilla and Barcelona we’re facing off later on. They are both up at the top of the table. We had to go out and put pressure on in order to win”.

Nacho: “We are happy with the team’s work”
“It was a difficult game after the Champions League tie last week. It was far from our best performance but we are happy that we didn’t concede and that we took the three points. We are also happy with the work the team put in, helping each other. This is what we aim for in every single game and we want to keep pushing on and not concede goals”.

“At Real Madrid you are constantly under examination. Every game is important when you are wearing this shirt and you are always fighting for a title. The next game will be a tricky one, like they always are against Atlético. For now we have to turn our attentions to the international break”.

Keylor: “We got the three points through faith”
“I always want to keep a clean sheet, but that is something we struggled with in past games. We got the three points by keeping the faith and through the performance of our teammates. They didn’t get many chance but we are happy because we were able to keep out the chances that they did get”.

“He had a great game, passed to his teammates and collaborated well. The only thing missing was a goal but the important thing for us is the three points”.