NEWS | 04/01/2020 | Alberto Navarro | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero“We managed the game very well”, added the Whites' coach.
“We've had tough games, like those against Éibar, in Vitoria and today. We fought hard and clinched the win as a team. It was a bit of a different match but we have to accept that things will go like that sometimes”.
Spanish Super Cup
“The first thing is to enjoy what we achieved today and rest up. Then we'll start thinking about Wednesday's game. All four teams involved are favourites for the trophy”.
“I don't agree with what's being said about him. He's a hugely important player for us and he put in a superb performance today. Modric is Modric and we know what he brings to the team. I'm thrilled he got his goal and impressed with his sprint to stay alongside Valverde in the 90th minute. That shows he's in great shape”.
“He saved us on two or three occasions in the first half and that proved decisive. He's a key member of our team and he's been showing why for a long time. I'm pleased with his performance. He's my goalkeeper, and as far as I'm concerned, he's the best. No doubt at all. All the players I have here are the best”.
Scoring three goals
“We have to be calm and keep working hard. We must keep a cool head in front of goal. Sometimes the ball just won't go in, but it went for us today and Varane got his goal, which just shows we have a glut of resources. We have to make the most of all of them and we're hugely satisfied today”.