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Rodrygo: “In this shirt we always fight until the end and that's the way it was”

NEWS STORY. 04/05/2022. Bárbara Jiménez

“We’ve still got the best bit, the biggest game is still to come, but we have to enjoy the moment because we’ve been through two years without the fans and this is for them”, said Casimero.

Real Madrid reached the Champions League final after defeating Manchester City at the Santiago BernabéuRodrygo, who bagged a brace to send the tie into extra time, expressed his delight after the clash: “I'm really happy to be able to score two goals in the semi-final and get Madrid to the place where they always belong - the Champions League final - and to win it. I couldn't hear what my teammates were saying to me because I couldn't believe what was happening. We were losing the game, my first goal in the 90th minute and we were dead, and then what happened was what happened.

"That’s my best version of myself in the Champions League and I hope I can continue to score a lot more times. In this shirt we learn to always fight until the end and that's the way it was. We conceded a goal and we were almost dead, but with my first goal we started to believe because we've fought back in other games and then came the second".

“From right now, we turn our attentions to Liverpool. We have another two LaLiga games we can use to prepare for the final”.
 
Ancelotti
“He’s a friend, he’s always together with us, joking around. He’s our coach and our friend”.
 
Casemiro: “This win is for the fans”
“Incredible, there’s no better feeling. It was difficult to get here, we’ve still got the best bit and the biggest game to come but we have to enjoy the moment because we’ve been through two tough years without the fans and this is for them. This club’s greatest virtue is how we never give up and always fight to the end. We have to congratulate the whole team”.
 
"The key thing is never giving up. To the end, come on Real! We have knocked out a great team with a great coach. We won LaLiga two years ago and couldn’t enjoy it with our fans and now we’re doing that because their happiness is the most important thing for us”.
 
Keep going for victories
“Now we have to think about the next game, Atlético Madrid. We might be LaLiga champions but this club demands we keep winning”.
 
Valverde: “The fans’ support was key”
“Another crazy night. The key things were the spirit and the desire to win that keep us going to the end. When City scored everything felt pretty deflated and it was like all was lost. When the goals came, we felt like we were going to win it. We’ve been up against some very good opposition. The toughest game for me was against Chelsea, they’re a very physical side. Today was difficult too but we were in great spirits. We had another opportunity to come back and achieve something special, it’ll be the first time for me. I’m happy for the team and for my family”.
 
The role of the fans
“The fans were a huge help in keeping us fighting to the end. They have been a big part of every game and it’s hugely appreciated. We have to thank them for their support, it was key”.

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