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Nacho: “We have to keep going and fight for what we have left"

NEWS STORY. 03/02/2022. Rodrigo Salamanca

“We're frustrated, it's a trophy that's got away from us and every one is important”, said the defender.

Real Madrid lost to Athletic at San Mamés in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals and following the game, the captain in Bilbao, Nacho, had the following to say: “It wasn’t one of our best games but we did well defensively. We struggled to get into the game”.
“We just weren’t at it up top. That’s football. We’ve lost at a very difficult place to come. We have to keep our heads up and press on because there’s still a long way to go. We’re frustrated, we were excited but that's a trophy that’s got away from us now and every one is important”.
Fighting for the remaining trophies
"The way that the matches are organised isn't the best. We had three starters who played two days ago, who had a very long journey and didn't get any rest. We're not going to look for excuses. We have to carry on, focus on the future and fight for what's left".