Even after a Clasico draw against Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals, Los Blancos midfielder Lucas Vazquez believes Real Madrid deserved more against their archrivals. He scored the opener for Madrid in the 6th minute of the game which later Malcom equalized for Barcelona in the 57th minute.
Real Madrid will now host Barcelona in the return fixture of the Copa del Rey semi-finals at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on 27th February. And, it is now certain that the midfielder is looking to get more out of his side against their rivals. On La Liga, Barcelona still maintaining their top position with an 8-point gap with Real Madrid.
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While talking about their last night’s draw against Barcelona, Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Vazquez said: “It’s a bittersweet feeling because the team deserved more.” The Spanish international then further added, “I’m thrilled to have got the goal and helped the team but we lacked that little bit to go on and win it.”
He said “I’ll take away our efforts for 90 minutes because everyone ran hard and worked with real intensity, both up front and at the back, and that’s the secret to this group. We have to keep it up.” He then added “We’d planned a match where we’d press high up and win the ball back in their half, and we did just that, especially before half-time. Every player is extremely committed, we’re all pulling in the same direction.”
The midfielder said “Towards the end, we had a couple of great chances to make it 1-2 but it wasn’t to be. The tie is wide open and it’ll be a hard-fought game next time out. We will be going all out for a win at the Bernabeu in front of our fans. All together we’ll push to seal a place in the final.” Goalkeeper Keylor Navas also expressed his views and said “Both sides had chances, we both took control of the game for different spells. Ultimately 1-1 doesn’t feel so great because we wanted to win it but it’s a fair result from what was a tight game.”
He said “I thank God for giving me the strength, desire and motivation. I always say it’s my friends, my wife and my kids who make me come out, enjoy myself and give it my all for this shirt. It’s a privilege to be out on the pitch and I have to make the most of it.” The goalies then added “We knew we had to score, to win you have to score goals. We got one and we hope it’s enough, if we keep a clean sheet at home, we could be in the final. It’ll not be easy.”