Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane highlighted the work done by his team and the three points earned in the 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.
"To win you have to suffer and Thibaut (Courtois) saved us at the end, but we are very happy with the result and the attitude show on the pitch, that was very good," said Varane to beIN Sports.
"We had the chance to kill the game off in the first half but we didn't do it. After that we defended well, together and we earned the three points which is the most important thing."
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"We created lots of chances which is important and later the goals will arrive. The best thing is everyone's attitude, that we worked on the pitch," underlined Varane.
Madrid head to the UAE to play in the Club World Cup this week.
"We take it on with a lot of enthusiasm. It's an important trophy for us and it's hard to get to be able to play it. We will go with the idea of winning it."