NEWS | 14/05/2021 | Rodrigo Salamanca“We have to keep the pressure up and hope Atlético don't win one of their last two games", said Courtois.
“Since the start of the season, the coach has asked us to go out full throttle from the off to try and win the game early. That's how we started today and then we were able to manage the result”.
“It's really important to be surrounded by players who have lots of experience. It fills us with confidence. These players' experience combines with our youth and gives more to the team".
LaLiga number 34
“It was the same last year. We were fighting for the title until the final day and this year won't be any different. We can win LaLiga”.
Courtois: “We have to keep the pressure on Atlético”
“We have to keep the pressure on Atlético and hope they don't win one of their two remaining games. We have to show we're there to win it, stay close so they see there's no margin for error".
"I didn't watch Atlético's game yesterday. Everyone is focussed on their own thing. Atletico feel confident because they've won. We have to focus on what we do ourselves and win our games. There's another final coming up against Athletic this Sunday and after the game we'll look at the Atlético result".
"We played well in the second half. We could have made it 0-3 at the start with Valverde's chance. Suárez then had an effort which gave us a scare. We misplaced some passes and then they made it 1-2, but we were able to get the third and fourth goals very quickly. We can't afford to make so many mistakes in the last 15 minutes. We can't switch off, give the ball away so much and give the opponents so many chances to counter-attack.
"This win is important. Where we can get better, we'll do so on Sunday. We don't have much time to recover, but we have to give it our all".
"After the match against Getafe I said that Modric is taking care of himself and doing very well. He's shown this season that age is just a number. He's played a lot of games and doesn't hide in midfield. He drops in to receive, runs and looks to find spaces. He sets an unbelievable standard. It also illustrates why he won the Ballon d'Or two years ago".
Two crucial games
"We have to win the two games we have left and hope Atlético draw or lose against Osasuna or Valladolid. They are a team that will give everything to win and we have to do the same. We have two difficult matches left, but we showed last year that we can win them".