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Valverde: "This has to serve as motivation for what lies ahead"

NEWS | 21/06/2020 | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba (San Sebastián)

"It tastes really sweet to be coming away from here with a win”, commented Courtois.
Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad at the Reale Arena in the side's LaLiga Matchday 30 encounter. At full time, Valverde spoke about the game: " I'm very happy. I think that when it's a difficult match, and especially when we win, you have to enjoy it. We have to keep moving forward and be very motivated and full of desire".

"We were the better side for much of the game. Our opponents were tough, they knew what they had to do, but we were able to cope with them very well. This has to serve as motivation for what we have left in the campaign".

Vinicius Jr.
"I congratulate him on his performance, but the victory belongs to all of us, to those who played and those who didn't because we are a team".

Controversial moments
"I saw the incident when Vinicius carried the ball and they make contact with him, but I didn't see the disallowed goal".

Courtois: "We can't relax because we've got another game in three days".

"As the boss said, we have to always go out to win in every game, as if it were a cup final. We've got to keep going".

Courtois: “Coming away from here with a win tastes really sweet”
"The key thing today was to get the win. We know that it's always a tough place to come to, they've got a great team and are fighting to get into Europe. Coming away from here with a win tastes really sweet. After their goal, we had to dig in for 15 minutes, but we've ultimately won the game. It's a vital three points".

Disallowed goal
"When he shot, there were three people in my line of vision, Merino, another La Real player and one of our players, who was trying to block the shot. I couldn't see a thing and if you can't see the ball and it happens so fast that you don't have the time to react, that means it's offside. It may be fair or otherwise, but I was prevented from seeing it. That's what the VAR system is there for and I think that tonight's decisions were clear cut".

Upcoming games
"When we started this mini pre-season, we knew we had 11 cup finals ahead of us. We've now played three of them, we've got eight to go and we know that each game will be tough. Our next match is against Mallorca, who are fighting to avoid the drop and it'll be difficult, we can't ease off. We have to be really focused this week, we're back in action in three days' time".