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Rodrygo: “We proved again that we've got the ability to score a lot of goals”

NEWS STORY. 02/11/2022. Bárbara Jiménez

“With the commitment of the whole team, it's tough for anyone to beat us”, said Courtois.

A big win for Real Madrid over Celtic at the Bernabéu to bring the Champions League group stage to a close. Rodrygo, who got our team's second goal, explained: "It's the best possible feeling. Our aim was to go through in first place. It was a great night, with five goals. The coach asked us to play with confidence and movement, which we did well. He also asked us to return to winning ways because we're not used to not winning. We played with a lot of confidence, we proved again that we've got the ability to score a lot of goals and we've only conceded one. We have to carry on like this".
"The coach had decided that Karim would take the first penalty, then Luka and I'd take the third. Luka had already scored, he asked me if I'd like to take it and I said yes. I'd already taken two penalties before, now I've taken another. I'm always available if needed. I'm very pleased with the goal. I don't have a target, I want to keep scoring more".
Courtois: "I'm getting back to my best".
"I wish I'd have saved the free kick, I got close to it, but couldn't get enough hand on it to keep it out. We put in a great performance overall, we scored five goals, we created a lot of chances and we did quite well defensively, although Celtic had chances".

"I’m gradually getting back to my best after not being able to train much for days. Games like today’s help with that”.
The draw
“The manager told us to improve our pressing, which we didn't do well against Leipzig and Girona, and the commitment of the whole team. With the commitment of the whole team, it's tough for anyone to beat us. It's really important to finish first because of the club's prestige. You don't know who you might come up against, but we're not afraid of anyone. We'll keep working hard, we have two league games against Rayo and Cádiz, we have to try to win both to go into the World Cup as league leaders”.
Penalty save
“Llopis didn’t say anything to me today. Against Girona I had the feeling that Stuani was going to go to the left, but we'd talked before about him going to the right, and he went to the right. We saw that Juranovic shoots to the right in Europe and in Scotland to the left; my intuition also said to the right, so I threw myself there and I was able to stop it”.