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Isco: “It was a very tough game but we deserved the three points”

NEWS | 02/04/2017

“I'm happy with the goal but the most important thing is the win", said Nacho. 
Isco got the second Real Madrid goal in the win over Alavés and described his finish after the match: "I didn’t have much of an angle but it went in. I’m happy, especially with the win, because it was a very difficult game. Before the goal, the game was in a delicate situation. We’d not been able to extend the lead and any mistake could have cost us the match. We scored the second, then got the third, and the three points were deserved in the end".
“We’ve got a difficult month ahead but the team feels good physically and mentally. We’re heading into the stage of the season where it’s all to play for and we’re going to be at 100%. I feel great; every time I step out on the pitch I do my best to make the most of the chance given to me by the coach and I’m really pleased”.
Nacho: "It was a difficult game after the international break"
"I'm happy with the collective work and on a personal note for the goal, although it's not normal for me to score. The important thing was the victory. I work every day and try to do well out on the field. It was a tricky game after the international break. There is a lot left to play for in the league, you have to keep winning, especially at home, and pick up all possible points".
Scoring streak
"It is not easy to go on a run of 50 matches scoring and we’ve done that thanks to the quality we have up top. We go in to the games with the intention of winning and we know that if we keep a clean sheet, we’ll be in a good position to take the points. It's easy with these players".
"We are used to such statements. We are focused on our own thing. He will have his thoughts. Some people share them and others don’t, but I am very proud of the values ​​Real Madrid have taught me since I joined the club".
Casilla: "The key has been to never stop believing"
"The score line was big in the end but that’s not a true reflection of the game. The key has been to never stop believing. We have had few chances and we didn’t put them away. It was more difficult for us in the first half than the second. We are happy with the victory and the three points."

Casilla: “We’ve got a hectic month ahead and it was important to get off to a good start”.

"When you do a good job, the fans applaud and I’m grateful for it, especially when you’ve not played for a while. Keeping a clean sheet is good for the statistics and to build confidence, but the most important thing was to win the game because we knew it wouldn’t be easy”. 

Crucial stage of the season
“We’ve got a hectic month ahead and it was crucial that we got off to the best possible start to keep our spirits high. We wait all year to get to this stage and try to win titles. We’re motivated, we know we’re capable of doing it and we’re going to give it all we’ve got”.

“He’s phenomenal. He showed that with the Spanish national side and he had another great game today, showing great composure to score his goal. We need him and I think he looks very comfortable here at Real Madrid”.

Goal scoring streak
“In an attacking sense, we’ve got the best players in the world and they show that in every game. It’s no mean feat to score in 50 consecutive games, but that’s exactly what they’ve done”.