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Marcelo: “We tried everything to score”

NEWS | 20/09/2017

“This is football and sometimes the ball does not want to go in”, added Casemiro.
Marcelo, who spoke about the injury that kept him from finishing the game following “leg pains that will be assessed tomorrow”, stressed that his team had played well despite losing: “We gave it our all, tried to score but in the end, we conceded when really we were looking for three points. There is plenty of time to improve and we have come out of tougher situations on top. We'll keep working as always. Adán was brilliant for Betis, making some key saves”.

“The team looked good to me and I thought we were better than Betis, but it is the result that counts in the end. I'd prefer to play badly and get the win. We had more possession, had shots on goal, but football is like that at times. Last year we won games we maybe shouldn’t have, and this year it is the other way around. That can happen. There is no need to go crazy, we will work hard and turn this around”.

Casemiro: “We have to focus and keep working hard”
“The fight, hard work and chance the side created are the things I'll be remembering about this game. This is football and sometimes the ball just does not want to go in. We shouldn't get hung up on Barcelona and the points difference. We must keep plugging away”.

“We have to hand it to Betis because they played out of their skins. We had our chances, but in this game, anything is possible. We have to keep fighting and working hard, keep our focus, because we are doing well and it was this same team that won everything last year”.