NEWS | 09/12/2017“Our first half was amazing”, added Achraf.
"Sevilla are a great team that will be fighting up at the top, without a doubt. We needed a game like this, keeping a clean sheet and scoring a lot of goals. Now we have to continue playing like this and take it in to the Club World Cup".
"We have some important players out, but everyone’s stepped up to the task. Both Achraf and Vallejo were phenomenal. We were all very comfortable. Keeping a clean sheet fills the whole team with confidence".
“I’m thrilled for Cristiano, he shared his fifth Ballon d’Or here today and I hope there are many more still to come. If he keeps playing like today, I’m sure that will be the case”.
Achraf: “My first goal is an unforgettable moment”
“The goal is a moment I’ll never forget. I’ve worked very hard to get here and have these opportunities. It’s a year of good work and learning from my teammates, who are the best in the world. I’ll keep getting better step by step”.
“It was an amazing first half. We came out knowing exactly what we had to do from minute one. In the second period we had to see out the result, but without relaxing and we succeeded in doing that. We’re very pleased to have kept a clean sheet. It’s a very good win to head into the Club World Cup”.
Marcelo: “It was a great performance”
“We’re always confident. Sometimes things don’t come off as we’d like, but we always show our character. It was a matter of time before we had a game like today. It’s not easy to play against Sevilla, they’re tough opposition and we had players out, but we’ve got a great squad and it was a great performance. We ran a lot and scored five goals, we’re very pleased. We have to keep on in this vein and now we turn our attentions to the Club World Cup”.