NEWS | 06/12/2017“It’s important to finish the group stage with a win against tough opposition”, said Casemiro.
“Mayoral scored the opener tonight, he had a great game and I’m thrilled for him. We knew that a goal for Cristiano tonight would mean he had scored in every group game and I hope he keeps on breaking records”.
Casemiro: “We played well against a good side”
“We knew we were in a tough group and had already missed out on top spot, but we’ve finished second. It’s important to finish the group stage with a win against tough opposition, it’s not easy to beat Borussia and we played well. We want to have a good end to the year and we’ve got four crucial games to go”.
“I'm here to play, the coach knows he can call on me for whatever position he decides. If you want to win the Champions League, you have to beat whoever stands in your way and play good football”.
Nacho: “The team responded well and put in a good performance”
"We came out all guns blazing to try and do things right from the off. We got ourselves two goals to the good and they then drew themselves level, but we responded well and put in a good performance. We've now got the Club World Cup and it's just as important to us as all the other competitions. We're aiming to win it all and we'll be going all out to do so, but first of all we face Sevilla and then we'll take things from there".
Llorente: "We head home having done what we set out to do"
"We head home after having done what we set out to do, beating great opposition, who made our lives very difficult. I'm very happy with my Champions League debut. The team put in a great performance, particularly towards the end of the game. We got three goals, which gives our morale a good boost and if we keep on creating the chances, the goals will come. The last-16 draw is up next and all of the teams are very strong. We'll have to give every last ounce if we're to reach the quarter-finals".
Ceballos: “The first 30 minutes were spectacular”
“We started the game very strongly, the first half an hour was spectacular, but we relaxed a bit after the second goal. In the end we were the better side and came out on top. The team is improving from a goal-scoring point of view and putting together a decent run. We know we’re in the Champions League and all the teams in the next round are there on merit”.