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Casemiro: "It was an important victory to boost confidence"

NEWS | 05/11/2017

"Asensio has an innate talent and I hope he keeps this level up”, said Sergio Ramos.
Casemiro opened the scoring in the victory against UD Las Palmas and gave his thoughts on the match: "It was an important victory to boost confidence. We played well and created a lot of chances. We’ve scored three goals and the team deserves to be congratulated".
"At Real Madrid there is always pressure to win. People can say what they want. We are relaxed and know that there’s a long way to go. You have to take each match as it comes. Barcelona will surely lose as well and we still have two games to play against them".
Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema
"What stands out for me are the chances that Cristiano has created and the desire to score that he always has. He’ll score a lot of goals in the coming games. It doesn’t worry me. Benzema is the best number 9 in the world. He’s playing very well and I am sure that in the coming games he will be amongst the goals".

On a yellow card
"You have to be more careful but you can't be thinking about that. I played as I always do and the coach made a very good decision in bringing me off".

Ramos: “We converted our chances”
"It's a good win that boosts our morale and restores confidence. We've now got the international break and then the derby, in which we're keen to give the fans something to shout about. We have to gradually start rediscovered our balance and that stability to once again get the results we were at the start of the season".

Vallejo: "In the second half we played the ball around very well and ultimately we got the goals".

"We went for the win right from the very off, but until Las Palmas conceded the opening goal, they sat back a lot deeper. After falling 1-0 behind they came out a bit and we showed that we can play on the counter-attack and converted our chances. We're a side that usually does a lot of damage on set pieces but opposing teams start to suss you out. In previous seasons we've had more joy from set pieces.
"He’s a star. You have to leave him to it, let him play like he is doing, like a kid. Him getting those goals is really good for us. He’s got an innate talent and I hope he keeps this level up because he helps the team".
"The goals will come because Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema are two players who know how to compete at the highest standard. Throughout the season they make the difference and the important thing is to win and pick up three points at a time".
Vallejo: "Today's a really special day"
"It's a really special day, it's not every day that you get to play at the Bernabéu. I'm very happy on a personal level, but above all I'm pleased that the team got the win. I dedicate this LaLiga debut and the win to my family and friends, who were able to be here tonight".

The performance
"As a team we showed that we knew what we needed to do at all times and we went all out for the win. We got better as the game wore on. In the second half we played the ball around well and ultimately we got the goals. We also made the most of their fatigue to put the game beyond their reach".

Praise for Ramos
"He's a marvellous player and captain. When you line up alongside him he gives off a calmness and he offers me some really sound advice. It's a pleasure to play with him and the rest of my teammates too".