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James: “It was a fair result and it puts us in good shape for what's still to come”

NEWS | 04/03/2017

"They're an important three points in the fight for the league”, said Ramos.
James scored and made an assist in the win over Éibar and he had the following to say about the team's performance: “We started well in the first half and reaped the rewards. We did a good job, we're a close group, very much together, and you could see that on the pitch. It was a fair result and it puts us in good shape for what's still to come. We're united as always, we're a healthy group and we want to continue in the same vein”.

“I'm happy and I always want to be ready to help the team whenever the coach gives me a chance. If Cristiano and Bale are available it's a great boost and they're key for us when they play”.

Champions League second leg
“There's always a lot of pressure at Napoli's ground, but if we show concentration and start with intensity it'll go well. We have to play as a unit and get through to the quarters”.

Ramos: “The team stood up tall”
“They were three important points in fighting for our objective, which is the league title. Despite being without Cristiano and Bale, the team has stood up tall with players who are eager to get some minutes and show what they can do. We knew we'd have to run a lot, football today is very physical, and you have to give your all to come away feeling as though you couldn't have done any more”.

Atmosphere in the dressing room
“I can feel a great atmosphere. When we don't win, we have to pick ourselves up. I've had worse moments over the course of my career and we just keep on going and fighting for our objectives. Now we're top, ahead of Barcelona's game and with a game in hand”.

Group meeting
“Whenever there are delicate moments at Real Madrid because of results, meetings are held. What's come out in the news is false, Lucas said nothing, and I never said Cristiano has to run more. When things don't go as we'd like, we get together, but that's what happens in all the best families”.

Asensio: "The whole team worked very well".

⁠⁠⁠"We must try to improve, but we’ve got a great group of young players and we must try to ignore the negative comments. We have to live with criticism and praise; you have to know how to handle it and try to not be affected by it, whether it’s positive or negative".
Casemiro: "We’re focussed and we’re going for the titles"
"We came flying out of the blocks and if we do that it’s almost impossible to lose. Well done to all the players because we had a great game".

Current form
"Football is like that, every three days everything can change. We’ve turned the corner and we’re ready for the game in Naples now. We can still improve things, but we can’t get carried away. Against Napoli we had a great game and we’ve only had three under par performances all season. We’re still strong, focussed and we’re going for the titles".

Lucas: "The team came out focussed from the first minute"
"After the draw against Las Palmas we knew we had a lot to play for and the team came out focused from the first minute to the end. We knew it was a very difficult place to come against a good team and we have to be happy with what we’ve done. It went well and now we can concentrate on the Champions League and trying to get through to the next round".

"He’s a world-class player. All the negative comments are often undeserved and today he has shown the great player that he is".

Asensio: "Everything went well"
"We had a great game and we’re very happy with the victory and to continue at the top. The whole team has worked very well, we’ve worked hard and must continue this way. I wanted to enjoy the minutes I got and today everything went well. You have to train and be ready for when the coach gives you a chance".