After Casemiro handed Real Madrid a win over Sevilla in LaLiga, manager Zinedine Zidane said that he is thrilled as ‘it’s unusual’ for the Brazilian to score twice.
“I’m pleased because it’s unusual for him to net twice and I’m thrilled. In an attacking sense, any player can make a difference for us. The first was especially brilliant, the way he evaded the second line. I’m happy with his goals and the match is a reflection of how we played in the second half,” Real Madrid TV quoted Zidane as saying.
Casemiro scored the opening goal in the 57th minute but Sevilla managed to level the scores in the 64th minute. However, Casemiro again netted a goal five minutes after to hand Real Madrid a victory in LaLiga on Saturday.
Zidane then lauded Sevilla and termed them as a great side.
“We were a bit leggy in the first half, because then after the break we pressed better high up. Sevilla are a great side if you let them play. We really improved in the second half and the game changed,” he said.
Los Blancos, with the win, moved to the top of the table, ahead of Barcelona, who’ll play Granada, later today.
Real Madrid will now take on minnows from the third division, Unionistas, in the Copa Del Rey on Wednesday. (ANI)