NEWS STORY. 28/11/2021
Real Madrid claimed three points against Sevilla which keeps them at the top of the table. According to Casemiro: "It was a game between two teams who are probably playing their best football of the season. It was a great game against a side that have a clear style of play and a great coach, who I have a lot of respect for. It was a hard-earned win".
"In the first half in particular we struggled to get build up play from the back. Sevilla are a very good team, we knew it was going to be a difficult match, they play very good football and have a lot of quality players. The important thing is that we came away with the three points".
"He knows that the teams are going to make it difficult for him because they realise that he's a very important player for Real Madrid. Great players score great goals whenever they get the chance. We know he's a great player, he's a difference maker when he gets the chance".
"It's important for us to play at home with the fans behind us. The coach makes it very clear that the substitutions are important. The players who came on today did very well. We're Real Madrid and we have to have a strong squad".
"It was very close, but as I always say, the VAR is there to help. If VAR didn't award it, it must be clear that he didn't touch it".
"The coach makes thee dcisions, he knows what he's doing. If we can play, we play. I really enjoy playing with Modrić and Kroos. We've been playing together for a long time and it's a real pleasure to play with them, we have a lot of quality players".
Courtois: "Vini scored a great goal"
"Games against them are always very difficult, they're a very hard-working team. We'll improve in the next game for sure, we kept fighting today and we managed to get the win. The coach fixed a few things and in the second half if there was a team that could win it was us. Vini struggled to get into the game, but then he got a great goal".
“trains really hard so that things like that come off in games. He didn’t have the best of games, but the confidence he has in his own ability to make the difference is what we need from him and he delivered tonight”.
“They hit the bar and had it been lower, I’d have got there and then they had a chance for Rafa Mir. The second half was slightly more relaxed for us, I made a save from the player who came on, but it's a good three points for us”.
“When we headed in at half-time at 1-1, we knew we were in with a chance of winning and that we were up against the strong side, but with the help of our fans, we managed to turn things around. The substitutes, Valverde and Camavinga, gave us a great boost. Sevilla had played in the Champions League and that also takes its toll”.
“We're playing well and winning games. We've got another game at home on Wednesday against Athletic and then it's Real Sociedad, after which we've got Inter and Atlético at home. There's no let-up, but we're in the hunt to win LaLiga this season”.
Alaba: “We showed a good mentality”
“We're really happy to have won the game. I think that we showed a good mentality and played some good football. Our aim is to be top of the league and that’s where we have to be come the end of the season. We have to keep working hard and just take one game at a time”.
“Vinicius is a great player and he has to play an important role for us. He's been doing that for the last couple of months and is even more important at the moment”.
“I'm feeling stronger all the time. I underwent a test this morning and felt confident enough to get out there and play”.
“I haven't watched it back, but I thought it was a very straightforward decision. I don't think that there was enough contact for it to be a penalty”.