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Hazard: "We should have finished off the game, but we're still top of the league".

NEWS | 16/02/2020 | Bárbara Jiménez

"We dropped two points that are worth a lot, especially at home", said Courtois.
Real Madrid drew with Celta at the Santiago Bernabeu. Eden Hazard spoke about the team's hard work after the match: "When we were winning 2-1 we should have finished off the game, but it's not the last one of the season and we are still top of the table. There's still a lot of the season left and we can keep battling and fighting for the titles. We've had chances that we missed and maybe the team should have finished off the game, but we're not short of goals".
 
"I'm happy with my performance, not with the result. We hope to do better in the next few games. I'm happy to have played 70 minutes, but in the end, I was tired after so much time out".
 
Courtois: "We missed out on two points that are worth a lot"
"Celta are a dangerous team with quality up top and they like to play. It was a complicated game because they scored an early goal against us. They defend very well with eleven behind the ball and look for the counter-attack. In the second half we started with more intensity, chances and goals, but they have quality up top and they showed it. We dropped two points that are worth a lot, especially here at home".

Courtois: "We have to continue in this vein because we are doing things right".

“They were happy to take a draw. We’ll have to look at what we didn’t do very well and correct it for next Saturday. Teams defend more when they come here, they sit deep. They didn’t push up very often. We defended well generally, we were well organised, but Denis turns very well, produces a lovely pass, and Mina made it count. That’s football. It leaves a bitter taste. Now we have to work hard to prepare for the clash against Levante on the road – we’re going there to win”.
 
His feelings
“I feel good and I’m trying to help the team. I’m not happy because we dropped two points, but we have to continue working as we have been. We have to carry on in this vein because we’re doing a good job. We have to take three points against Levante so we’re top going into El Clásico”.
 
Conceding goals
“Football goes in streaks and these teams have real quality and can score goals. You can’t keep a clean sheet every week. In the Copa, for instance, in a single game, anything can happen, but LaLiga’s not like that. I don’t think we’re doing badly”.

Hazard
“He’ll start getting back to form and picking up match fitness. He looked good, sparky and showed good pace. We need him back after three months out. He’s a player who’s hugely valuable to us and I hope he plays just as well next weekend too”.

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