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Nacho: “We had the best chances of the game"

NEWS | 28/09/2019 | Alberto Navarro

“We could have won the game but a draw isn't a bad result here", said Courtois. 
Real Madrid drew the derby (0-0) at the Wanda Metropolitano. Following the clash, Nacho said: "We wanted to take the three points like every time. We put in a very complete performance against an extremely powerful side, we had the best chances of the game, but picking up points is important at these kinds of grounds. At the end of LaLiga this will be a great point".

"We've had three very good games, keeping clean sheets, putting on good displays and the team looks much tighter defending as a unit. When the team defend and attack together we perform better. If we can keep clean sheets, it's unusual for us not to get the winning goal. It's important for our confidence and to keep growing as a team. We've got goals in us so we're not worried".

Next game
"Now the Champions League is back, it's a special competition. We've had a blip and we're keen to pick up a win at home in front of our fans. There are two huge games this week and we're confident we can do a good job".

Courtois: "If we're well set-up we're a great team"
“We could have won today but a draw isn't a bad result here. You're up against a rival who knows how to defend and plays well on the counter. At the break we changed things around to be a bit more attacking. We had a good chance with Benzema's header which Oblak did well to keep out. They had Trippier's cross that I saved well because Koke was waiting to turn it in”.

Courtois: "We had a great chance with Benzema's header".

“We are Real Madrid, we always want to win matches. Nobody is satisfied with the 0-0, but we didn’t want to go crazy and leave ourselves open to the counterattack”.

“I don't think it was a night where either side created many chances. On Tuesday we've got a Champions League game at home that we have to win”.

Goals conceded
“We defend with 11 and attack with 11, that's football. If we are well set up, we are a great team. We pressed well after we lost the ball, like against Sevilla and Osasuna. Sometimes it’s easy to criticise. I know what I've done well and what I can do better”.

“He has to find his rhythm. He went 4 or 5 weeks without playing and without training much. He’s come in during a spell of a lot of matches and will gradually improve. He will continue to grow as the team is doing”.