“It’s not just because Atletico Madrid lost. We believe [we can win] the league,” Casemiro said. “I think there are still 42 points left, that’s a lot of points. We know there’s a lot of league left. We know it’s difficult, but we believe in the league.”
“We’ve had a lot of absentees with injuries and that’s complicated,” Casemiro said. “But today’s win is down to the whole team, everyone’s hard work. Thibaut with his saves… They don’t surprise me, he’s a great keeper, but we should talk about everyone’s work.”
“We knew today was a key game to put pressure on Atleti,” Courtois added. “We play them soon and all we can do is keep doing our own thing, winning games. Who wins La Liga won’t be decided until May. We have to keep pushing.”
Coach Zinedine Zidane — who came under pressure last month after three defeats in four games, including being knocked out of the Spanish Supercopa and the Copa del Rey — said Benzema would undergo a scan on Sunday to determine his availability.
“We’ll see tomorrow,” he said. “We can’t take any risks, there are a lot of games left. If he can’t be with us, we won’t risk him.”