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Nacho: “We were really solid in the first half"

NEWS | 21/11/2020 | Bárbara Jiménez

“The team gave a good account of themselves, we were close to winning it so we're disappointed", he added.
Real Madrid picked up a point at the Estadio de la Cerámica and Nacho Fernández reflected on the game: “We wanted to win it, we came here looking to take three points. We were really solid in the first half and Villarreal didn't create any clear-cut chances. We opened up a bit more in the second half and we lost a bit of that solidity, they got at us and drew level".
 
“The team played well. The coach made some changes towards the end which helped us create more up top but we felt better in the first half than after the break because we were more solid, particularly at the back".
 
Injuries in the squad
“We had lots of big injuries but that's no excuse. We've got a great squad to play all the games we need to. The team gave a good account of themselves, we came close to winning it so we're disappointed, but there's nothing to hold against the players".
 
Penalties
“We're having a bit of bad luck with those at the moment. At Valencia the other day we suffered with penalties and it's the same again today, they're costing us crucial points but we have to work on it and make sure it stops happening".
 
LaLiga
“We're in what is a difficult season, there isn't a single team that has shown 100% consistency. We're trying to deal with the games as best we can to take as many points as possible. It's an unusual season, it's come off the back of the last one with almost no break and the team who manages that the best will be the one that wins LaLiga”.
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