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Navas: "Cristiano produced an amazing leap and put it out of the keeper's reach"

NEWS | 03/04/2018 | Javier García (Turín) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba/Ángel Martínez

"We have to keep enjoying what Cristiano Ronaldo does because it's incredible", explained Casemiro.
In the wake of the win in Turin, several Real Madrid players reflected on the result and assessed the tie ahead of the return leg. Keylor Navas stated: "We're happy. We were up against great opposition and it's not easy to win 3-0 away from home and it leaves us with a really positive vibe. We've got to keep our feet on the ground and be gracious because that's what has got us this far. Our opponents are tough, they've got their strengths and never have we thought that we're better than anyone. We believe in our own ability and that's what has brought good results".
Return leg
"We've got to play the second leg yet and you never know, although we have got a good lead and we're going to look to protect it at home and book our place in the next round".

Ronaldo's goal
"It was a tremendous goal. I was behind it and when I saw the cross go in I thought that he'd have to do a bicycle kick because there was nothing else on. He leaped incredibly well and put it out of the keeper's reach. It was a goal that was deserving of the applause it drew from the whole stadium".

Casemiro: "An incredible result against brilliant opposition"  
"We didn't think for a minute that it would end in a 3-0 away win, but it's a great result here and we put in a terrific display against great opposition. The tie isn't over. We know how things can go in football but this is an incredible result against brilliant opposition".

Varane: "It’s a great result. The whole team worked really hard and we’re pleased."

“Champions League quarter-finals are decided on small details and Dybala’s sending off made it easier for us to play, they sat deep, but when it was eleven versus eleven, it was a Champions League clash which could have gone either way”.
Cristiano Ronaldo
“Speaking about Cristiano is… we’re always talking about him and I’ve got something I like to say which is: keep enjoying the best in the world and how he plays the game, because what he does is unbelievable. The wonder goal he scored… he’s the best in the world. We have to keep enjoying his football, his goals, he’s hard work and leadership in the dressing room. The longer he’s with us, the better”.

Varane: “The team did a great job”
“It’s a great result. The whole team worked really hard and we’re pleased. We’re going to move forward with cool heads, remaining calm, but we can enjoy ourselves a bit because this was a special game. Cristiano scored a sublime goal and the ovation around the stadium showed real class. It was a pleasant surprise; my utmost respect goes to the fans because it was a nice gesture”.

"The coach is relaxed. We're fully behind him. We're focused on achieving our aims in the run-in. The coach has a lot of options available to him with many players all trying to do their best and we have to keep this up until the end of the season. We're all important to him. We've got some very good players in many positions".