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Asensio: “We have taken the win but must be strong at home”

NEWS | 25/04/2018 | Alberto Navarro (Munich)

“Bayern are doing great and made it hard for us”, stated Lucas Vázquez.
Marco Asensio got the winner against Bayern at the Allianz Arena. The midfielder said: “It was key for me to score the goal. We have a slim advantage and now comes the return leg, which will be the same if not harder. We knew Bayern were a strong side and would dominate at times and we knew how to suffer, making the most of our chances".

"At the end of the day we have to take their goal, we sat back and put up with it. We brought the win home and our fans can be proud of us”.

Coming on after the break
“It means I’m doing well, I have to continue and focus on LaLiga and then the Champions League after.

His goal
“Rafinha didn't pass it well, I saw Lucas going forward, Lucas did well and I struck it. It was a great goal but it is more important that we win”.

Lucas: “We were accurate”
"We knew that it'd be tough. Bayern are performing really well and they made things tough for us. These kinds of games come down to the small margins and tonight we were more clinical. There are still a long 90 minutes to go at the Bernabéu and we've got a week to prepare for it as we look to put in a big performance".

Casemiro: "The defensive system was spectacular, we must congratulate these players".

"At right-back and with the help of my teammates it was easier to stop Ribéry, who is 35 but plays as if he's 25. For Asensio's goal, I pressed Rafinha and nicked the ball off him and linked up with Asensio, who produced a perfect finish and shows that his finishing ability is right up there. I'm really happy that he scored".

Casemiro: “We have to value the defensive work”
“We knew it was going to be difficult but the defensive system was spectacular. We did well and must congratulate these players. It was a hard-worked game. We were tough up top. It is hard to play against Bayern and we have to value the defensive work ".
"They are one of the toughest teams in Europe, we must value the win. The team worked hard and have a lot of personality, this wasn’t luck .We've beaten great opposition. The toughest part is yet to come. I call on our fans to get behind us because the return leg will be tough, they'll have to help us if we're to get through to Kyiv".
"I want to highlight the job done by everyone and congratulate Marcelo on his goal. He plays with me for the national team and I'm fortunate to play alongside him. Let's hope that he keep this form up because he's the best left-back in the world".