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Courtois: "We had to win here to be in the fight for the league title until the end"

NEWS | 09/12/2018

"The team had to dig in and by sticking together we were able to pick up what was a very tough victory", said Odriozola.
After picking up a win on the first trip to Huesca, Courtois was interviewed by the media: "In the first half we played well, we scored an early goal and controlled the game. But in the second, with the wind against us, it was very difficult to play good football, we didn’t do much and we have to improve. Its always difficult at these grounds, you have to win here if you want to fight for LaLiga until the end. We’re happy with the win and it’s good to keep a clean sheet as we look to carry on along this line".
"It's hard to say what we have to improve. We didn’t have the ball and when you don’t have it, it’s difficult to cause them problems, that has to be improved. We’re going to work this week, but the important thing now is the three points".
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"They threw everyone forward for the free kick with the wind against us and there were a lot of people in front of me. Carvajal did very well, luckily he covered the goal because it’s also necessary at times".
Llorente: "We did an incredible job"
"The team did an incredible job and we’ve got three very important points in a very difficult game. We had the wind against us in the second half and they pushed a lot because they’re in a difficult situation in the league table, but we defended very well and got the victory".

Marcos Llorente: "The team did an incredible job in a very difficult game".

"Bale is a hugely important player for us, he has the ability like he showed today and it flew in, so we’re thrilled for him and with the win”.

“I’ve always been certain I intend to stay here. I’m going to fight for every chance I get given. Obviously being in the stands every week is different to being out on the pitch, so I’m very happy and pleased I could make the most of this opportunity”.

Odriozola: “These are three vital points”
“Very satisfied with the three points today, they were absolutely vital, particularly taking into account the weather conditions and the fact we kept a clean sheet, so we’re very pleased. It’s not an excuse, it’s the reality. The conditions were the way they were for both teams, you couldn’t tell where the ball would bounce, but you have to win these kinds of games too and we’re still in the fight for LaLiga”.

“It’s easy with these players. I whipped it in and Bale puts it wherever he likes, right in the corner. There are no easy games in the Primera División and we have to treat every single game like a final. The most positive thing for the team is how we dug in, and by sticking together we were able to pick up what was a very tough victory, so we’re extremely satisfied”.