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Courtois: "We had chances to finish off the game"

NEWS | 22/12/2019

"We'll keep working hard to come back strong", said Vinicius Jr. 
Real Madrid drew the last match of the year at the Santiago Bernabéu. Courtois had this to say about the match: "We had chances to finish off the game. Luck was not on our side, I think there were three goals and missed chances, but the goalkeeper also deserves credit. It's a shame we didn't get the three points. Athletic concede few goals and we have to be careful on the counter because they have had chances too".
"We had three intense games in a week and chances to win all three, but we only got three points. We come away a little unhappy. We've scored goals in other games and we've got goals in the side, it's just that they don't want to go in at the moment, but I know we have enough quality to score goals. Defensively we're good and we're holding our own".
End to 2019
"We have ended 2019 well in LaLiga. At home we've dropped some points against some teams, and you come away disappointed, but overall we only lost one game and now we have to keep going".

Courtois: "We have enough quality to score goals".

"The team are doing well, playing well, and creating chances. It is just a shame that in the last three games we could not get the goals we needed. Karim is doing so well for us, he has been involved in so many goals this season”.

“I am in favour of it, but my experience in the World Cup and Champions League is totally different to how I feel about VAR in Spain. I know the focus is meant to be on the ref on the pitch and it does not look to correct the ref all the time, but if you look at the play between Lenglet and Rafa (Varane) it is a decision that the ref called involuntary, but when it comes to shirt pulling I’m not sure what should happen".

Vinicius Jr.: "We were better than them"
"We know we could have win and we played better than them. We now need to rest up and be with our family, but we’ll be working hard to come back strong. I watch how other players improve and get up to that top elite level".