NEWS | 25/11/2020 | Javier Vázquez | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba (Milán)“Maradona was a unique player, it's sad news for the whole world", said the coach.
“I don't know if it was our most complete performance but they are 3 crucial points for us. Yesterday you asked me about our ability to win without Sergio and we've changed that today. That's fantastic for everyone. Sergio will be thrilled for the team, and Karim too. It's everyone's hard work. We put on a good display, full of spirit and heart. They're 3 crucial points for us and this is the path to follow".
“I regret having to start with this news because we learned about it this evening and it's incredibly sad, not just for football but for the whole world. My main memories of Maradona are from the World Cup in '86, I was 14 years old and as you say, he was a unique player. He was the player everyone wanted to be like. Every kid wanted the chance to talk to him and I got the opportunity to tell him he was an unbelievable player and I still remember that. It's sad news and we're thinking of his family. May he rest in peace, that's the most important thing".
“Our attitude in the match against Villarreal was also very good. We played well and again today. We controlled the game and scored two goals. We have to keep moving in this direction, but the games are tough and we'll always have difficult games. I'm pleased for the players because they deserved it. The team showed heart, character and this is the most important thing”.
“He's an important player for us, for the team's dynamic. He plays with great desire from the moment he steps onto the pitch until the last minute, he gives it everything. I've always valued his work and his effort, what Lucas gives us on the pitch. We're really pleased with him. He's a product of the youth academy. He has Real Madrid in his heart and every time he plays he gives it his all. I'm pleased for him, for the team and for today's efforts. We have to continue like this, everyone together. I don't know how long Lucas has been here. There are many players like him, Nacho and others who have been here for a long time and deserve to stay here”.
Hazard and Asensio
“There are a lot of games and we have to choose who plays in each game, but we'll all in this together. I'm pleased for Hazard. I'm pleased because he's playing. He needs to be playing and now he's doing just that. He's back on the pitch, enjoying his football and we know about the quality he has. We need him in the team and playing well”.