Adan: Madrid responded

Antonio Adan believes that Real Madrid responded well to the adverse conditions they found themselves in at Valencia.

Los Blancos are through to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey after a 1-1 draw last night at Mestalla confirmed an aggregate 3-1 win.

However, the result came in light of playing almost an entire half with 10 men, finishing the game with nine men, and losing Iker Casillas to a hand injury.

“It’s turned out to be quite a good game, the team responded well and fought with fewer players and has maintained the result achieved at home,” Adan, who replaced Casillas in the first half reflected.

“It’s true that it wasn’t an easy game, against a great opponent, but I have confidence in the man and in myself to be able to do things well.

“The semi-finals? We’ve got to beat whoever it is to play in the finals and go for the title.”

Adan could face another run in the first team depending upon how serious Casillas’ injury is.

“It was an unfortunate play, and we’ve lost a teammate.

“We’ve got to wait for the tests, and the important thing is for it not to be anything serious, so he can be back with us as soon as possible.

“It’s really too bad, because he’s a very important player, but these things happen.

“If I’m on that squad and play games, it’s because the Coach thinks that I’m ready. Now we’ve got to train hard and get ready for the coming games.”

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