Real Madrid - Gremio

Kroos: “The key to success is the quality of the squad and the hunger to keep winning”

NEWS | 16/12/2017

“Winning five titles is very complicated and we have had a fantastic 2017”, added Varane.
Real Madrid won yet another title after clinching the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi. Toni Kroos had the following to say: “The key to success is the quality of the squad and the hunger to keep winning. They’ve got great players and leaders. This year has been a long journey, but we have a challenge and knew we could do this. Zidane plays a key, important role because this is a big squad and they are doing a great job, as well as getting on rally well with us”.

Varane: “You have to congratulate the team”
"It has not been easy, we have difficulties but the team has worked hard. You have to congratulate the whole team. We have had a fantastic 2017, winning five titles is very complicated. We know how difficult it is to win these finals, we are very happy. We know in this talent of the team and we will continue to fight to win more titles."

Keylor: “We played brilliantly against Gremio”
“I feel privileged and very happy to get another title. You have to be very satisfied because it's not easy to get here. We did a great job in the Champions League to get a place in the World Cup and we had to give everything to win the title against very good rivals."

Casemiro: “We must keep on making history”.

“When I arrived at Real Madrid I was hungry to win titles. That was my dream, I wanted to write my story in the best possible fashion and I’ve won ten already. I’m motivated to keep working hard and I hope there are many more to come. We had a great game against Gremio in every sense, kept a clean sheet, and I’d sign up now to finish every year just like this”.  

Casemiro: “It’s been a wonderful year”
“We had to really dig deep to win this Club World Cup. We put in a very complete performance and we have to congratulate the players because we were up against a good team in Gremio, who I know well from Brazil. I never imagined I’d win so many trophies when I came to Real Madrid, but I did dream about it, so that’s why it’s such an honour to be part of this team”.

“We’ve had a wonderful year and the dressing room has been a happy place. We need to keep making history and enjoying this team because we’ve got a great squad. It’s a young but experienced group, with the best player in the world as well. We have to keep enjoying ourselves”.

Lucas: “It’s a team success”
“It’s a source of great joy. We came here hungry to win and get our hands on the Club World Cup. I think it’s continuing on the same line of recent years, with the team fighting for titles and being successful, which is the most important thing. Before the game, I told Cristiano I was sure he was going to score and that’s why he ran to me for the celebration. We’re thrilled. It’s a team success and I hope we can improve on it in 2018"