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Morata: "It was fundamental to win because the others had dropped points"

NEWS | 29/01/2017

“We’re at the top and we’ll fight to stay there”, said Varane.
Álvaro Morata was one of Real Madrid's stand out players in the victory against Real Sociedad. The academy product, who scored the third goal, emphasised the importance of the win: "Real Sociedad are a great team, one of the best footballing sides. We knew it was going to be difficult because they have picked up points against all the big teams".
"It was crucial to win today because the others have dropped points. I had to help the team how I can and I scored a goal so that’s great".
Linking up with Lucas Vázquez
"His delivery is worth half a goal. I put it away well and I am very happy for Lucas. He works hard to be here, he’s a great player and a good friend. I hope we continue to do so well".
Varane: "We’re at the top and we’ll fight to stay here"
"We’re very happy with this result, we knew what had happened in the other games. We’re at the top and we’ll fight to stay there. The balance of the team is good, we can improve on a lot of things but we’re here to do that. When the results are good, confidence increases and we are more relaxed to work on these aspects that we can improve".
"I have heard more applause than whistles, but we know that the fans demand a lot. We are together, we help those who need it and we are going to continue as a team".
Navas: "The team had a great match"
"Winning was very important. We know that if we want to be champions we have to win every game. We’re very happy. It’s true that there are still a lot of games to play and we must be humble in our approach. Today the team had a great game and played well, we defended well. On top of that the teams below us dropped points so it’s more important that we got that result today"

Navas: "Whenever the fans are with us, we're stronger as a team."

"The fans always get behind us and they gave us the lift we needed. Whenever the fans are with us, we're stronger as a team. If we're united, it'll be easier to achieve our targets. That's another game out of the way. We must continue on in the same vein and always fight until the very end".

Praise for Danilo and Cristiano
"We have faith in our teammates. Danilo put in a great performance and he's gradually showing more confidence. He's never thrown the towel in and he's got the support of all of his teammates. He's an excellent player and is someone who has very clear ideas. Cristiano is relaxed, he's a strong character and knows how to approach games and today he did his bit by scoring and that always helps".

Move for the third goal
"It's one that we always work on it and it came off really well. Ronaldo shouted for the ball, I saw the gap and then it was over to them to score what was a great goal".

His LaLiga career
"I'll soon have racked up 100 LaLiga appearances and that's a dream come true for me. Let's hope that I'm around for many years to come and that I play many more games, that's what I work hard for every day".