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Casemiro: “It's been a really hard-fought year and we should be proud"

NEWS | 22/05/2021

“Lo hemos dado todo, como manda este escudo”, añadió el brasileño.
Casemiro assessed Real Madrid's win over Villarreal at the Alfredo Di Stéfano: “We had to win the game and then see what Atlético managed to do in Valladolid. They won it and did their job. We have to congratulate them, they've won LaLiga. Congratulations to everyone”.

“Of course we were paying attention to what was going on but we were focused on ourselves. We fought hard and even when Atleti were winning and we were behind, we battled and worked hard. We gave it everything, just like this badge demands. We did what we needed to do, which was win the game”.

Assessment of the season
“We have had over 60 injuries, it's been a tough year, with COVID… We were one game from the Champions League final and we fought to the last match in LaLiga. This badge demands that you win things. All of the players are proud, it's been a year of battling and hard work and we should be proud. It's been a very tough year for us”.

Casemiro: "We were one game away from the Champions League final and we fought for LaLiga until the final day".

“The champions are the team who win the most games, Atlético won the most and I congratulate them. We can’t make excuses. Madrid never make excuses. If they’ve won more points we have to congratulate them”.

“We were up against a very good Villarreal side. They’re going to play in the Europa League final and I wish them all the luck in the world. They’re towards the top of the table.  We knew it would be a tough game, but we got the job done and won the match”.

The future for Zidane and Ramos
“You’ll have to ask the president that. The team’s coach and captain are very important figures, club icons, but it’s not my decision”.

“You always have to make changes, especially when you don’t win trophies. But I think we’ve worked hard and done a good job. Madrid always have to win, give it everything and play well”.