Leganés - Real Madrid

Varane: “This win is vital for the team's confidence"

NEWS | 19/01/2018

“We’ve put the tie in our favour and we’ll have to put it to bed at the Bernabéu”, stated Ceballos.
Varane started in the game at Butarque and was happy with the Copa win: “It is important to get a win for the team's confidence, and we kept a clean sheet. The coach told us we needed balance and the team's focus was great. We played worse than the other day but won. Other times we have played well and lost".

"We want to win and get on a good run. We are playing the same as last year but things are not coming together. We enjoy winning we love to compete and relish coming out on top. We're not thinking about the PSG tie yet, we're just focussed on winning games. We have many games left, we want to get better and be hard to beat like today”.

“He is doing well, looking faster and strong again in training and we're happy that he is getting sorted”.
Ceballos: “It was important to get an away goal”
“In a knock-out tie it’s crucial to keep a clean sheet and get an away goal. We’ve put the tie in our favour and we’ll have to put it to bed at the Bernabéu. We thought the game was going to end 0-0, but Asensio popped up with a great goal and we take an advantage into the second leg”.

“Leganés are having a good season and fighting for the European places. They played in a very compact style, they’re a daring team and we struggled to beat them. When the ball goes in, everything changes. We need to find more continuity in our play and remain patient”.

Physical condition
“I took a blow to my knee in the first half and then in the second I collided with Lucas. I hope to undergo tests tomorrow and rule out anything serious”.