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22 Aug 2017
Mel and his players know that Deportivo lost the game after wasting good opportunities at the beginning of the meeting. The coach expects the arrival of a new striker.

Pepe Mel was content with his team, he started saying that the game was defined at both areas, “What I see I that the game was resolved at both areas. Real Madrid had the ball and we knew it, we never pretended to take it away from them, but we knew that with Fede and Bakkali we could damage them each time we were taking the ball away, and we had the first two chances with the 0-0 in the scoresheet. The difference was a both areas, we had four or five clear opportunities and Madrid don’t need too much to score goals.”

Then he continued praising his team, “I believe that Depor left a positive impression, we competed well. We had scoring chances that were failed, we even missed a penalty. The clear thing is that the virtues of Real Madrid are difficult to stop for Depor, but also for Manchester United, Barca and so on. But we gave more problems to them compared to Barca. We had clear chances with the 0-0. For me the game was at the areas, not at midfield. They had a lot of possession at the beginning, but the chances were ours.”

He was asked about the possible return of Lucas, and the Madrilenian responded that, “What I said is that the president uses to achieve things when he wants, he already demonstrated it. And I trust him, if Lucas doesn’t arrive then it will be someone else. The clear thing is that the market isn’t closed for us. You already know some days are left, but I am content with the players that are here. They compete well, but they were in front of the best team, the winner of the Champions.”

Fabian Schär wasn’t content with the result, “I am not happy with the result, in my opinion we did better in the game, with good chances, but we didn’t score. We could have scored the 1-0 and 2-0 at the beginning, until we allowed that stupid goal. Since then it was difficult.”

About the play with Sergio Ramos, the Swiss international commented that, “I think you saw it in the video. He hit me in the face; yes, I provoked him a little bit, but for me it was a red card. He didn’t apologize, but it’s okay, this is the game.”

Pedro Mosquera was blaming the lack of accuracy for the defeat, “We missed accuracy, we had good chances to score goals and later they did it, the first in a rebound. The game was uphill and later it was more difficult. We had chances in the first half and maybe the game would have changed, but it wasn’t like that.”

Finally, the midfielder was defending Andone after missing three good chances and a penalty, “I believe Andone had done good things today, he wasn’t lucky in front of the goal, but he was there. We cannot reproach anything to him.”

At Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane was content with the performance of his men, “I'm happy with the way the game went, but not for what happened with Sergio [Ramos]. In general, we are pleased because this isn't an easy place to come to and they’re a team that can cause you problems. We know that we have the players to achieve things. It’s something we work, so we are all satisfied." 




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