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Carvajal: “The team reacted well and we've qualified"

NEWS STORY. 24/11/2021. Bárbara Jiménez

“It was important to win and keep a clean sheet, it was a complete performance all round”, added Courtois.

Real Madrid booked their place in the next round with a win over Sheriff Tiraspol away from home. Carvajal discussed the team's performance: “It's freezing cold here but the result makes everything more palatable. We've qualified and done our job here, which was to win at this ground. We've struggled to keep clean sheets in recent games but we managed that today and hopefully that will continue into the coming matches because that will help us gain lots of points”.

“The coach told us not to get complacent, that it would be a tough match. We knew we'd have to put on a complete display in every respect in order to win it and the team reacted well. We couldn't afford to slip up with the result today".

"Now we have a game every three days against very strong opposition, so we have to rest and give the coach a difficult selection decision and get as many points as possible”.

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“As the manager said the other day, they’re the best and they are proving so. They’re playing at a very high level and they showed it again today. The match was determined by their pace and quality”.
Courtois: “It was a very complete performance”
“We’re pleased with the victory, we hope to carry on like this. Today it was important to win and keep a clean sheet. They’re not an easy team, they created some danger. We created plenty of chances, scored three goals and kept a clean sheet; in general it was a complete performance”.
"Now we play against Sevilla, Athletic, Real Sociedad and Inter. It's a run of several really important matches. We have to win against Inter and finish first. We have a big squad and everyone can play, that's important. And now we have a lot of games coming up against direct opponents at the top of LaLiga. We’re on a good winning streak and we’re the leaders”.