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Casemiro felt that Real Madrid showed their LaLiga title details in a 1-0 win over Real Betis.
Fit-again defender Dani Carvajal scored his first goal since November 2019 when he returned to the starting lineup with a stunning volley in the second half to put Los Blancos together at the top of the table.
Betis had their chances in a fierce encounter on Saturday, but Madrid stretched their unbeaten run to 21 matches in the Spanish top flight.
Midfielder Casemiro believes how Madrid rolled up their sleeves to secure all three points – and a first clean sheet of the season – bodes well in their quest to regain the title.
“It’s the way to win titles, we work well,” Casemiro said. “The key has been the work for everyone, for those who have also arrived [at the club].
“We started the first 10 minutes well and then they got better, but they were always far from the goal without being dangerous.”
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Casemiro praised captain Karim Benzema, who named Carvajal’s winner with an accurate pass, and refused to be drawn on Kylian Mbappe’s potential arrival.
“The league is very complicated, it will be very difficult. We can talk about his quality [Mbappe], but he is not here, ”he added.
“We are used to the quality of Karim. That’s normal for us. ”
Carvajal made his first start of the season due to a muscular injury and was happy to mark it with a hard-earned victory.
“I have not felt so good for a long time. It’s a great feeling. I worked hard on recovery to get back to the second day of the match, ”he said.
“I was a little tired at the end of the match, which is normal with such an intense rhythm. We are very happy with the victory. ”