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Asensio: “We have a big week ahead and it was important to get the win"

NEWS | 03/04/2021 | Rodrigo Salamanca

“We come away with good vibes and in confident mood ahead of the Liverpool game”, commented Courtois.
Marco Asensio, scorer of Real Madrid’s second goal in the team’s win against Éibar at the Alfredo Di Stéfano (2-0), spoke to the press after the match: “We knew that this match was important for us. We had to get off to a winning start to gain confidence and that’s what we did. We played well and collected the three points”.
 
“We had the chances to put the game beyond them. We created a lot and weren’t troubled too much in general. We’ve got a big week ahead of us. It was really important to get the win today. Now we have to focus on the tie against Liverpool and then Barcelona. They’re both demanding fixtures and we have to make sure we put in the performances required by Real Madrid“.
 
Three goals in three games
“That’s what I train for. You have to wait for your opportunity and take it when it comes – the goals are the reward. Before they would come back off the post or they wouldn’t go in. I’m pleased with the goals and also to have helped the team. Now we have to keep working hard as we’ve come to the most important period of the season. It’s all part of the process. I’m feeling good and I’m sure we’ll see even better games and more goals”.

Courtois: “We’ve fought hard all season to head into April and be in with a chance of all fronts”.

“We’ve had quite a few injuries this season. But we’ve pulled through as a team. We have to continue with the same mentality and everyone has to do their bit”.
 
Courtois: “We remain in the hunt for the LaLiga title”
“Our first-half performance was very good and we could have perhaps scored another goal or two. We kept that up in the second half, but things became a bit tougher with the wind and the long balls. They then went with two up top. They played some long balls and put a lot of crosses in and when you've got the wind behind you, that tactic works well. We dealt with it well and won the game”.
 
“We kept our cool and got that second goal. The gaffer made a few changes. When there's so much space out there, you do go in search of that third goal, but the most important thing was that we kept a clean sheet. We come away with good vibes and in confident mood ahead of the Liverpool game”.
 
Wind plays its part
“Lucas's pass nearly got past me because of the wind as the ball really picked up pace, but I reacted in time. It's always important to help the team, just like the other players do. We're pleased”.
 
Focused for big April
“We’ve fought hard all season to head into April and to be in with a chance on all fronts. We’re now putting the pressure on Atlético and Barcelona. We remain in the hunt for the LaLiga title. We’ve now got two exciting games to come in the Champions League and want to go far in the competition. We wanted to make sure we were in this position. Let's hope that we can get to the end of April on the back of a winning run”.

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