Eibar - Real Madrid

Varane: “We have to stick together and improve to get back to winning ways”

NEWS | 24/11/2018

“This is not the image of Real Madrid that we want to give”, said Courtois.
Real Madrid fell to defeat at Ipurúa and Varane has assessed the clash as follows: “Éibar played a direct brand of football and we found it difficult. We were unable to find a way around it, we tried to play our game but we just couldn’t get going. We were never comfortable, now we have to stick together, keep working hard and give it our all as ever”.
“We’ve got the quality to play good football but we weren’t well set-up and we lost the ball too often. It’s a collective issue and we have to improve in that regard if we’re going to keep winning. We were on a good run and now we’ve lost again, but we’ll keep trying our best to win games. We’re aware of the situation we’re in and we’ll give it everything we’ve got”.

Courtois: “We have to look at how we can improve”
“It was a difficult game at a very tough ground where the opposition press high up and they just didn't let us play from the back. They were far more aggressive and intense on loose balls and that was the difference. We discussed it at half-time but we were a bit slow out of the blocks in the second half. At 3-0 the game was as good as dead but we tried our best. It's not the image of Real Madrid that we want to give. Now we've got another game in three days' time and we have to face the music and win in Roma”.

“In the first half I touched the ball on to the post and I was unlucky with their first goal. I try and do all I can to help the team. Now we have to look over everything with the coach and see where we can improve”.

Aim in Roma
“We played well against Celta and we've had a couple of very good defensive performances where we didn't concede, but then suddenly in others they hit two in a row. The whole team must improve from a defensive point of view. We were on a good run and the international break has seen us take a step backwards. Now we've got a lot of games coming up and we have to work hard to be ready for Roma and qualify for the next round”.