NEWS | 01/09/2019 | Javier García (Villarreal) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero"We were in control, but in this jersey you are required to win", Casemiro explained.
“The team did lower their guard at any time, we went for the opposition. We tied to win the match but only got one point, we’re not very happy, but we must continue working had. We’re in Matchday three, we have to improve our finishing and the defensive phase. The team needs to get up to speed with the competition and correct the mistakes we have been making”.
"I didn’t see much but they say it could have been a penalty, but if VAR has not intervened or the referee didn’t give it, we can’t say much".
Casemiro: "We fight until the end and that’s the way"
“We had control and created opportunities, but with this jersey you are required to win. It's what Real Madrid is about. We know it’s a difficult place to come. We had control of the game, for maybe 75 minutes”.
"They had the two chances and scored two goals. We battled on until the end and have to keep doing so. It's a point and we have to keep putting points on the board. We now have the chance to work and change our mentality during the international break".
Areas for improvement
"We lacked that cutting edge and have to improve defensively. We have to work as a team. When we defend, we all have to defend and when we attack, we all have to attack together. There's a strong group spirit here and I'm sure that'll serve us well in LaLiga".
"I went for the ball and didn't touch him, perhaps he made contact with me. The referee had a great game today, as did both teams. The fans have to look at just how hard we worked. We're going to keep working hard for the fans and ourselves".
Lucas Vázquez: "The only thing missing was the main thing in football, the result"
"Overall, the team performed well. The only thing missing was the main thing in football, the result. We'll keep working until the results come. The Levante game is a chance for us to win at home, in front of our fans, and we're raring to start our preparations for that one".