Real Madrid - Celta de Vigo

Casemiro: “There is still the second-leg and we have to fight to the end”

NEWS | 18/01/2017 | Bárbara Jiménez

“We are convinced that we can get through”, said Casilla.
Casemiro started against Celta and summed up the first-leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals: "We had a good first half but we didn't score. There is still the second-leg, they are a dangerous team there, we have to fight to the end. There is a long way to go, it will be an important match, but we are Real Madrid and we have to get through to the next round".

"We knew that Celta play good football but there is still a lot left. Of course the match against Sevilla hurt us because we played well and we lost. Today we didn't do well, but we have to keep working. We have done a lot of good things and there is still a long way to go in the season, Madrid always has to win, but with respect for the opponent and with great humility".

Casilla: "The group is united"
"The lack of rhythm at the beginning of the match has killed us. Celta have played their match, they have had their chances and they have taken advantage of them. There are no excuses because Celta also played last week. On the outside people are going to have it in for us. We knew a lot of people were waiting for us, but we are a strong, united group and it's going to be an extra motivation".

Hope for the second-leg
"It was tough to take, but we are Real Madrid and we will keep fighting until the referee blows the final whistle. The result didn't go our way but we will go there and give everything. We are convinced that we can get through".