NEWS | 15/04/2018"The most important thing today was to get the win and put in a good performance to continue our great run", said Lucas Vázquez.
"As long as the league is going, we have to keep fighting and always give everything for this badge. Hopefully the top teams slip up and we can close in on them. Playing defensive midfield can be difficult. It’s a difficult position. I made a mistake in one move, but then Keylor Navas made a save. In another passage of play I stole the ball and we got the goal".
"He’s always important for Madrid. We know how fond Malaga are of him, he made history here as he’s doing at Real Madrid. I hope he stays with us for a long time and we can continue to enjoy his magic".
Vallejo: "We put in a complete performance"
"The most positive thing is the three points, which allow us to continue looking forward in LaLiga. I'm happy to play again and feel comfortable. I need to keep getting more minutes and recovering. We put in a complete performance".
"This game allows us to continue to build confidence as we prepare for the Bayern match, we have to concentrate on the league to go in to the Champions League in the right shape".
"Ramos, Varane and Nacho are for me the three best centre backs in the world, I’m privileged to be learning from them, Sergio is always communicating to you, he covers well and reads the game superbly".
“I’d like to congratulate Zidane. We have to appreciate he’s been here a relatively short amount of time and to get his 100th win is phenomenal. He’ll be pleased, he’s got his day-to-day methods and asks as lot of us in training”.
Lucas: “It was important to win today”
“The most important thing today was to get the win and put in a good performance to continue our great run. We’re pleased for Isco, he had a great game".
The penalty against Juventus
“There’s been an awful lot of talk about something that’s not worth talking about, it’s part of football. Seeing Madrid in the semi-finals for eight years in a row winds people up. People take pleasure in our failures. We have to focus on ourselves and we’re thrilled to be in the semi-finals. There’s been more hype about the penalty in Spain than in Italy”.
“We dropped a lot of points in the first few months and couldn’t keep pace with the leaders. We have to improve and realise we must start seasons in the same way we’ve been finishing them”.
“They’re fantastic opposition, a European giant. We can’t wait to play”.
Theo: “We had opportunities to kill the game off"
“We had opportunities to kill the game off, but we didn’t take them. Perhaps we relaxed a little bit at 2-0 up but I think it was a fantastic display”.
“He’s a wonderful player and I’m happy for him with the performance he put in tonight. He has to keep working hard and scoring goals”.
“We’re going to come out firing on all cylinders, we’re expecting an intense Athletic side with a real fighting spirit”.