Casemiro: We had to improve on Las Palmas display

Casemiro: We had to improve on Las Palmas display

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro - CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro says the players knew they had to improve on last weekend’s display against Las Palmas and are pleased with how they responded against Sevilla.

The 10-time Champions League winners scraped past the relegation-threatened Canary Islanders in a poor display that was disjointed and lacked cohesion. On Sunday, Los Blancos rose to the occasion and blew their opponents away 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Keylor Navas saved a penalty for Real, but 26 shots on target and goals for Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jese Rodriguez tells its own story.

In quotes published on the Real Madrid website, Casemiro said: “We know that we didn’t play well in the second half against Las Palmas but today we demonstrated something totally different. We pressed high, we played nice football, it’s what we have to do and what the fans expect from us. Benzema, Bale, Cristiano, all of the player are important for the team.”

And the Brazilian added: “We have to respect the fans with games like these. It was an incredible game against Sevilla, they’re not an easy team to beat. We played good football and you have to congratulate everyone. We knew that they were a difficult opponent but we pressed high up, moving the ball quickly, everyone attacking and defending. We have to respect the fans with games like these.”