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Nacho: “They're three very important points in the league title race”

NEWS | 10/04/2021 | Bárbara Jiménez

"We made it difficult for ourselves in the second half, but the team knows how to fight and we did that today", added Courtois.
Real Madrid clinched the Clásico at the Alfredo Di Stéfano and Nacho had this to say about the win: "They're three very important points in terms of the title race. We now have to push on because there's still a long way to go. Winning a Clasico is always special and a nice thing, especially with the way the league table is so tight, with everyone fighting to win the league, it's a very important win".
 
"We were very comfortable on the counter-attack. Barcelona like to have a lot of the ball, they can hurt you and you have to defend well and we had to dig in, but we got a two goal lead which helped us to grow in to it. We had to work hard, but we got the win, which is the most important thing".
 
Squad
"We have a very strong squad, we're all contributing in big games like today and the other day against Liverpool".

Nacho: "We had to dig in, but we got the win, which is the most important thing".

"The coach believes in all of us and we're at 100%. We still have a lot of really big things left to keep fighting for".

Mendy’s coming together with Braithwaite
“I was just the wrong side of Mendy and I don’t know what to tell you know. When I’ve seen it, I’ll be able to have an opinion on it”.
 
Courtois: “This team knows how to fight and we did just that”
“We had to dig in during the second half and we found it very tough but we held on, kept going and we did a good job. This team know how to fight and we did just that today. We dug in and defended well as a unit. We did concede a few chances but I managed to stop them well. When the rain is coming down like that and you’re soaked, your hands and your arms are freezing, but in the end when you’re playing a match, the adrenaline is pumping and you focus and forget it”.
 
Jordi Alba cross
“I was watching the videos today with Roberto and we saw they try that play regularly. When I saw he was on his own I anticipated it and I managed to stop it well”.

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