Real Madrid’s last away game of the season saw them secure a 2-1 victory over Sevilla. It was a hard-fought victory for the Spanish giants, who had to rely on two goals from Rodrygo to claim three points.
Speaking after the game, Rodrygo said he was pleased with his performance on the night. He particularly liked the free-kick goal. “It is difficult to choose. They were two nice goals. I think the second one was a bit better, but scoring a free-kick is always special. I hadn’t scored a free-kick for a while. I’m pleased with them both,” he said.
Talking about his free-kick, the forward added, “We always work on them in training and talk about them beforehand. We have some very good free-kick takers and whoever is more confident takes it. I picked up the ball and everyone knew I was going to shoot, there wasn’t any fuss. We trust each other.”
Rodrygo was named the Man of the Match following his two goals and exceptional performance against the Sevilla backline. However, he was a bit frustrated after not being allowed the opportunity to bag a hat-trick.
“I was a bit angry because I wanted to score one more and make it a hat trick. But that’s OK. The coach told me that it was no big deal and that we were going to win anyway,” he said.
Another player who was involved in this game was Lucas Vazquez. The winger said he is enjoying his life playing as a fullback at Real Madrid, stating, “I’m very comfortable playing at full-back. I’ve been playing as a winger for many years, but right now I’m really enjoying my new position. I’m feeling better every year and I like it, I feel very good.”
Lucas went on to talk about the importance of the youth system at Real Madrid. “It’s always important to have home-grown players. Those of us who have been at Real Madrid for so many years know how hard you have to work and what it takes to get to the first team,” he said.
Dani Ceballos, meanwhile, took to social media to show his leg after the injury, with the caption, “Leaving your team with 10 and coming back. Now that is difficult. For real.”
Ceballos was the victim of a rash tackle which left him injured. But he managed to stay on for ninety minutes and help Real Madrid secure the tie.
Source: Real Madrid website
Bellingham on his special assist in Girona 0-3 Real Madrid: “Been watching Luka every day”
Real Madrid usurped the top spot in the La Liga standings from arch-rivals FC Barcelona as they defeated Girona 3-0 away at Estadi Montilivi.
It was a fine performance from Carlo Ancelotti’s men against Michel’s side, with the returning Jude Bellingham leading the way for his team.
After being benched against Las Palmas in midweek, the England international returned to the starting XI today and turned in yet another Man of the Match display for Real Madrid.
It all started with Joselu opening the scoring just 15 minutes into the game, with Bellingham assisting the goal with a special, outside-of-the-boot pass from the left side, bringing back memories of Luka Modric doing something similar a few years ago.
Talking about that special pass, Bellingham said: “I’ve been watching Luka every day for months. I just want to be creative. It took the pressure off us at the start.”
On the match and the result, the 20-year-old stated that it was a good day across the board for Real Madrid, as he said: “It was an important win. They were doing very well. We made a statement of intent to La Liga. Three goals, a clean sheet….”
It has been a truly remarkable start to life at Real Madrid for Bellingham and expressing how he feels to play for the Merengues, he exclaimed:
“I feel very good. I have freedom of movement and I’m enjoying football. Whenever I put on this shirt I always try to do my best.”
Apart from assisting Joselu’s opener, Bellingham also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period. Talking about his goal, the wonderkid said:
“It wasn’t a very good finish. I could have scored some more, but the important thing is the victory.”
The strike meant that Bellingham now has seven goals and two assists across all competitions for Real Madrid. Reflecting on his brilliant start, he said:
“It’s a good start, not bad. I would like to continue on this path and I won’t always score or assist, but I will always give my best.”
Bellingham’s celebration has been a huge hit, with kids in school, players from other clubs, and many others mimicking it. When asked how his special celebration originated, he replied:
“I don’t know where I first celebrated. I think it was with Birmingham. It’s an inspiration to see kids doing it in schools. It’s a wonderful thing.”