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Casemiro: "The business end is coming up now and we have to play like we did in the second half”

NEWS STORY. 12/02/2022. Bárbara Jiménez

“It would have been better if we'd taken the three points", added Courtois.

Real Madrid picked up a point at the Estadio de la Cerámica and Casemiro analysed the team’s display in the game against Villarreal: “We had a fair few chances in the second half but we weren’t clinical enough and we head home with a point. The coach spoke to us at half-time and guided us a bit. The business end of the season is coming up now and we have to play like we did in the second half”.
 
“Now we’re heading into what is the most beautiful time in football. We have a coaching staff who are working with us brilliantly and guide us always. We want to win everything we can”.
 
Vini Jr. and Bale’s performances
Bale hasn’t played for a very long time and Vini keeps working hard and playing well. We all have to be ready to play and do a good job. Vini plays an eye-catching game and he’s showing what an important player he is for us. He has to keep it up”.
 
Controversy
“I have the utmost respect for José María (Sánchez Martínez), he’s a great referee. We have top referees in LaLiga and VAR is there to help football. We have to respect the referees, they always try and do the best they can”.a

Video.Casemiro: "Ahora viene lo más difícil y tenemos que jugar como en la segunda parte”

Courtois: “It's a shame we couldn't win the game”
“It would have been nice to win it. We had chances to put the game to bed, especially towards the end. It's a shame we couldn't win it because it was a tough match. It would have been better if we'd taken the three points".
 
“We were more aggressive in the second half, the coach changed things around a bit to help us out and we attacked the space better. As a result of that, we had two or three good chances and it's frustrating not to have won it".
 
Finishing
"We put in a good performance. The first half could have been better but we defended well and kept a clean sheet. All we were missing was the goal but I hope we can be more clinical on Tuesday and we keep going".

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