Real Madrid beat Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, in a game which Kroos summed up as follows: “It is always great to score, but even better to win. We played well and that is also important. We put the pressure on, played high up and came out of it well. It is a good result but we still have the away leg to play. We have to give 100% and we all know that we must work hard because they’re a tough team”.
“We want to remain at the top of LaLiga. Barcelona are just a point behind and we have to win every game left this season”.
Ramos: “The team were up for it”
“The aim, to get a good result, was what we managed to do. The team played to the level required for the Champions League and our opposition. We did things well, although we could have used another goal to go into the away leg a little more comfortable. We have the away leg to go and we need to go into it with the same amount of focus”.
“There will be great atmosphere in their stadium, the Italian fans are passionate. As a player, I love playing in such atmospheres where the team are cheered to the end. I've never played there so I'm raring to go”.
Playing for Stoke City since September 2013, Irish wingback/attacking midfielder Stephen Ireland (31), recovering from a very long-lasting leg fracture (occurred to him as back as in May 2016), according to Daily Telegraph, is likely to have his deal with Potters soon extended be