05 October 2022
"I'm very happy for the victory and for the two goals scored. Tonight's double will surely give me further confidence, but I've been feeling good before. What's important, however, is today's victory. I'm always giving 100%, the coach has a lot of faith in me. Next Tuesday's match will be very difficult because we will play away from home, but if we have this attitude then we can win. This start of the season has seen several ups and downs, but in these last two games we have had positive feelings. We must continue like this."
"The match went well until the goal was conceded. We were good and did well to find the goal to make it 3-1, but we dropped a little mentally at the end. The boys are very intelligent and have already understood, excluding the goal, what went wrong in the last quarter of an hour. Adrien Rabiot has grown a lot at the right age, he has matured, but he still has even more room for improvement, he has to improve in going the distance and at long passes. Angel Di Maria's performance was wonderful in the final third and very good in the passing. He's an extraordinary player, he has held up well after a long time. Now, we have to win in Israel and then we'll see what happens in Lisbon, the last match will be decisive."
"It's difficult to explain the goal we conceded. We entered the pitch with full concentration and determined, I could have done better and more, I'm not satisfied, even if scoring is important. However, the important thing was to win and we did that and we must continue to work in silence and with our heads down, with humility. Di Maria is a footballing genius, it's an honour to play with him and every day you learn a lot from him."
ANGEL DI MARIA
"I'm happy to have played as I wanted, for me it is important to give assists, even more because the important thing is the team. We missed the winning feeling, and we've done it now for the second time with scoring three goals. We fought hard to change the result. We will have to pay attention in the return leg."