[Chiringuito] What happened that Real Madrid fell hard in the second half?
It happened that we played with a very good team that showed great strength, we never lost and we rested more than two days. The first half was very good, the second half, if we do not increase the score, the last minutes will be like this. It is true that we missed more passes in the second half than we did in the first. We suffered from 15-20 minutes, but that is also a characteristic of the team. A team can play football and it can suffer when it can’t play the football it wants. Sometimes when teams can’t do what they want to do, they give up. Real Madrid is not. This group of players has a very strong personality and is very committed at the moment. Seven consecutive victories are not so lucky. We win because sometimes we can’t take advantage of our quality, we have other advantages. I am so happy. I will say more: I liked the end of the game more than the first half. Because the first half actually looked like a game show, but you missed the punch. There was no desire to look for something to create an opportunity. We played great, but something was missing. It was also missing the bezel, but the quality was lacking in the bezel. However, there was no shortage of commitment. We fought.
[Onda Cero] You talk about commitment, talent, quality, and suffering, but you don’t talk about fatigue. Don’t you think it’s not about the team, but some players are starting to get tired? Should you change it faster and faster, like Modricia or Kroosa? As well as Benzema and Casemiro. Don’t you see fatigue in the syndrome?
The team ended up tired. She was tired at the end, which is normal. When you play with a newer band, because they are more comfortable than you, it is only natural that you will pay a little more for it in the end. I need to do this assessment before the next game to see if players who end up tired can play. You can also consider that for 5 bouts, I put players with more quality for 60 minutes, and a bigger card for the remaining 30 minutes.
[COPE] Wouldn’t you rather suffer less? During the season, you’ve had a few matches at the rendezvous, where one action can eventually wipe out your entire effort.
When you are in the lead with only golem, you always have to suffer at the end of the game. There is no 1-0 game that you hate. You must suffer. If you don’t raise your score to 2-0 or 3-0, you have to suffer to the end, because in football anything can happen: a fixed fragment, a long ball, an individual defensive foul … 0, anything can happen.
[SER] The results are great and the team plays good football. Are you satisfied with everything the team shows? Something is not working? Do you want to look for corrections for the matches against Sociedad, Inter and Atlético?
I definitely have to think about it, we have three matches close and we don’t have time to rest. I have to evaluate all this well and make decisions. Also this series is great and I’m very happy with everything: playing, not playing, playing 5 minutes, not playing at all. We go further. The atmosphere in the band is very good I like it.
[Radio Nacional] The Athletic coach, who lost his first away game, commented that his team did not have many chances at the Santiago Bernabeu and that they did not deserve so much to win. do you agree? Athletic deserve to win?
He had the opportunity, that’s right. They played well, especially in the second half, but Real Madrid only played in the first 30 minutes, so… I think you have to trust the result.
[AS] Courtois was the star of the game again. Are you worried that the goalkeeper will be the most prominent player in the team? [śmiech Carlo] And after this performance, does it surprise you even more that he was not nominated for individual awards?
Courtois does exceptional things, but that doesn’t worry me. We have to develop defensively. In those two games, we had set pieces. We have to do well. In the first 15 games, we did not conceded a goal from a free kick. However, we have Courtois, and we are enjoying it.
[MARCA] She led the career of the best goalkeepers in the world. Were any of them on par with Courtois today?
[uśmiech] It’s hard to say because it’s true that I’ve been fortunate enough to lead great goalkeepers. Here I had Iker and Diego Lopez, and in the careers of Buffon, Cech, Neuer … it’s a huge list. Tebout is undoubtedly among the best. It’s the best for us now.
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