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Madrid never gives up: Odrizola

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 17: Portu of Girona scores his team's second goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Girona FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on February 17, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Los Merengues lost against Girona today but for the team’s players, there’s still hope of getting the La Liga title.

Goals by Christian Stuani and Portu gave Girona a 2-1 win over Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga tournament.

Casemiro scored for Los Blancos first, but then the team let Girona scored twice without any answer.

And after the game, Alvaro Odrizola said his team will not give up their title hopes up.

“Madrid never gives up, we are alive,” Odrizola told Spanish media outlet Marca.

“It’s a difficult moment, we do not have to make excuses, we have lost a battle but not the war, we were able to finish the match in the first half, but we did not do it, it’s a hard blow for everyone, but Madrid never gives up. We are alive in all competitions.”

“The first goal was good and we had chances to make it 2-0, Girona has been very good, we have to give it its merit, we are going to turn this around, now we have to do self-criticism and analyzing the mistakes,” he continued.

“We are annoyed because we came from a really good dynamic, we have to work more than ever, it is not an excess of confidence because in Madrid every game is a final, we all have to talk and see what mistakes we made.”

“We do not take it for granted, they have gone further distances, it’s possible because Madrid has shown it on other occasions,” he said about the team’s chances for getting the title.

“We cannot be considered dead,” Lucas Vazquez added.

“The first half was very good from the team, perhaps the worst the moment was when we did not score the second goal because we left the game open and in the second half we were not at the same level and we paid for it.”