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Casemiro: “if there is a team that can stage a comeback, it’s this Real Madrid side”

NEWS | 26/02/2020

"We lacked focus in that final 15-minute period, but we're going to win at their place", added Vinicius Jr.
Casemiro spoke about the Champions League last-16 game against Manchester City at the Bernabéu: "The tie is not over, because if there is a team that can stage a comeback, it’s this Real Madrid side. We played 75 spectacular minutes, but in the last 15 things went wrong”.
 
“They got the better of us, but everything is not lost. We did not have the intensity or the control in the last 15 minutes. We sat back, against a top rival if you let them have a couple of shots, they’ll get a goal. There are no excuses for that”.
 
El Clásico
"The City game is now a thing of the past, we have to focus on the Barcelona match. The mistakes we've made tonight can't happen again. We had a 15-minute spell that we can't afford to repeat. We've now got to think about Barcelona. We know it'll be tough in England, but we have to focus on Barcelona".

Vinicius Jr.: "We are going to keep pushing in the coming games".

"That's what the VAR system is there for, if he didn't see it, there's nothing we can do about it. Whether Ramos felt a push… the VAR is there to help the game".

Vinicius Jr.: "We'll pull off the comeback"
"We've got to keep cool, we're going to win there and pull off the comeback. We lacked focus in that final 15-minute period and that's why they got the two goals. We have to improve. We know that the return leg will be tough, but we'll pull off the comeback".

"We're going to work hard and keep cool. We're focused on definitely beating Barcelona on Sunday. It's a bit of a tough one to take because we were initially in charge here at the  Bernabéu and we ultimately haven't won the game. We haven't spoken about anything in the dressing room. It's all very downbeat, but we'll get our heads up for the coming games".  
 
Build-up to equaliser
I'm certain that Jesús gave Sergio Ramos a bit of a push, just like I did with Mahrez in the first half. I don’t need to look at it on my phone, everyone could see that Jesús pushed Sergio".

Fans’ support
“Thanks to the fans for their support. We are going to keep working hard to win games at home, the fans always help us with that”.
 
Starting the game
“I always want to start so that I can help the team. I am here to help. I would take back my assist if it meant we won the game”.

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