Real Madrid’s director of Institutional Relations Emilio Butragueno confessed Los Blancos faced “a very tough match” at Cordoba but claimed the “victory was well deserved.”
“It was very tough for us. Cordoba defended very well and we earned very important three points. We fought until the end in very adverse conditions,” he admitted.
Asked about Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card, Butragueno explained he couldn’t see they play: “They were blocking my vision at that moment son I don’t know why he was sent off. I hope he won’t miss many games. That will be La Liga’s decision.”
“Those kind of play happen often, there’s no point in giving it more thought,” he added.
Butragueno also commented about Isco’s absence, stating it was not a key: “He’s an important player, but I think Khedira did a good job. We suffered a little bit, but you have to pass through difficult moments to win La Liga. And we’ve won.”
The Los Blancos legend spoke about the winter transfers. Asier Illarramendi could leave the club after Lucas Silva’s arrival. However Butragueno insisted “he is still our player for Ancelotti to count on him, we know nothing about speculations.”
About Lucas Silva he explained “we are very hopeful with his arrival, he will surely help us a lot, I’m sure.”