NEWS STORY. 06/02/2022
Marco Asensio was the star man in the win over Granada, which was secured courtesy of another fine strike from the attacker, whose fierce left-footed effort flew past the visitors’ goalkeeper. Speaking at the full-time whistle, he commented: “I'm so happy. It was a great goal and a trademark strike. And the most important thing was that we got the three points here tonight. In terms of our approach to the game, in the second half we produced a much-improved performance and stepped things up to go on and get the win”.
“We were very aggressive and created chances in the second half. We pushed our backline higher up and won the ball back in the opposition’s half, which is important. We all come away feeling really good”.
“In terms of the strike, I tried to go for placement and real get power behind it and also looked for it to move so as to catch the goalkeeper out. Militão won the ball back and the shot caught both the defenders and the goalkeeper out and it was a great goal. It secured a win that looked like it wasn't going to come. It was important to get the win here tonight and it's also important for me to get back on the goal trail. The fans inside the Bernabéu really willed us on and I wanted to repay them with a goal”.
"He insists that I get a lot more involved and to have a shot every time I get the chance. I tried my luck many times today and one went in. I'm very happy because Carlo shows a lot of confidence in me, which I find very important".
"It was very important to get the win tonight. We have to take advantage when the others slip up, however, we shouldn't focus on the other teams, but a win always tastes better when teams around us slip up".