NEWS | 21/02/2018“The team played a good all round game; it's important to keep it going”, added Carvajal.
“It is important to get the three points when we can and keep climbing that league table. We have to keep sticking it out, there is a long way to go. We were not playing that badly before. Now we are better and the goals are coming”.
Lucas, Asensio and Bale
“Zidane has made it clear that every player is important. We know Lucas and Asensio are well prepared and for Real Madrid that kind of attitude is vital. Bale is also a real key player for us”.
Carvajal: “We played a well-rounded game”
“We conceded but the team did well on the whole. The important thing is to keep moving forward. We will keep working to cut the gap in terms of points. Our idea was to notch a few wins on the bounce and see if we can keep going”
The coach is rotating a lot, we’ve got games every three days and he needs all of us. We’ve got to be well prepared if we want to stay fresh. It’s vital that the coach can trust all of us and whoever plays makes a contribution and plays at the level required. Lucas Vázquez and Asensio are playing superbly and the team are reaping the benefits”.
“Marcelo, Kroos and Modric are three hugely important players for us. It looks as though they might be back for the game. We'll have to see how they progress, I hope they make it back”.
Casilla: “The team reacted well”
“We head home happy with the three points. We know we've done a great job at a difficult place to come against a team who don't concede many goals. We reacted well after conceding the goal. We know we're on a great run of form, I think we've finally clicked. We have to keep on with more of the same, running hard and battling”.
“Goalkeepers are often heroes or villains. For a keeper to make a save with the scores at 1-2, it's crucial, but I'm more concerned with the way the team reacted”.