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Courtois: "In the penalty shoot-out we were more confident"

NEWS | 12/01/2020

"Kroos told me to take a penalty and I did. It went well and I'm very happy", said Rodrygo.
Real Madrid won their eleventh Spanish Super Cup after beating Atletico on penalties. Courtois expressed his satisfaction at the end of the match: "We are very happy, it was a very hard-fought game. I was able to make some saves, Fede stopped an attack at the end and we held on well. If you look at his touch, which I saw on the screen, I think it goes a long way from Alvaro (Morata), but Fede has done that and we've done well".
"In the penalty shoot-out we were more confident than they were. I went through them on the bench. Saul surprised me a little bit, but Thomas was clear about it and it was a good save because he hit it so hard. I'm happy because once again we finished with a clean sheet and good saves. Everyone played their part.  We came here with a good feeling and we're going back feeling even better because we're doing things right.  On Saturday we have another match against Sevilla, who are a very tough opponent".

Rodrygo: “Kroos told me to take a penalty, so I did"
“I’m very happy. I’ve always dreamed of this moment, winning a title in a Real Madrid jersey and helping to clinch  it in some way, by taking the penalty. It went more in the top corner than I thought it would because I hit it really well, but it’s one of the best days of my life. 

Kroos: "We are in a good moment of form and playing this way we can win titles".

I thought I’d wait to take one because this was my first final and other are more experienced, but Kroos told me to take one, so I did. It went great and I’m thrilled”.
Kroos: "Fede's move was key"
"We've been here for a week to win the title and we are going home happy. I've been feeling good physically all season and you can see it in the games. I play and feel very good, like the whole team. Fede's play was key for us because Atlético could have scored a goal and he helped us with that. We're in a good moment and we have to keep it up. By playing this way we can win titles".

Isco: “Winning a trophy is also special”
“Winning a trophy is always special. We knew it was going to be tough because Atlético play not to concede and then we clinched it on the lottery that is penalties. They play very compact and we couldn’t find much space but Fede had the final at his feet. He took one for the team and he had such a great game. Valverde is having a wonderful season, he’s giving us so much ".

"Now we start out on the Copa del Rey campaign, we’re level on points with Barcelona in LaLiga and in February we go back to the Champions League, so this title is important to build confidence. Hopefully it will serve us well for the rest of the season”.