Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos was delighted with victory at Espanyol.
Real Madrid have won 3-1 on Sunday, with Karim Benzema scoring twice in the final three minutes.
Kroos said, “It’s to be expected that we encounter difficulties, especially away from home. Until their goal, we were in control of the game. We got that control back in the last half an hour.
“We could see that they were starting to get a bit tired and we took advantage of that. Winning away from home is never easy, but we’ve done it three times on the bounce. We’re very happy.
“It’s important to know how to dig in. Our opponents are always good quality and we’re going to have to face that every four days from now on. At times during the season we have to dig in and we know how to do that.”
Rodrygo Goes also said: “I’m very happy to be back playing and helping the team. LaLiga has now kicked off and I’m happy that I’ve already provided an assist and we got the win.
“We were better than them in the first half, but they scored a goal late on. It was a bit difficult in the second half, but the coach told me to attack the space in behind, which is where we were able to cause problems. I did that and it worked out well.”