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Aitor Karanka: "This is the Mesut Özil we all want to see"

Mourinho's assistant isn't angered by the mistakes from dead balls: "They came from isolated moves, and they can be rectified", he said. He also justified the frequent switches.

Aitor Karanka: "This is the Mesut Özil we all want to see"

With the chilly Castille night still showing on his face Aitor Karanka appeared before the press to praise Mesut Özil: "He was the player we all wanted to see. He did a spectacular job, also without the ball."

Goals conceded from dead balls: "They came in isolated moves, but we can rectify them."

The changes: "We put Callejón at left back and later Ramos at right-back to look for depth. At 2-3, Varane came on at left back to secure the result."

Özil's match: "He was truly good and not only with the ball. He did what's asked of him. We already know about his quality, but he also worked really well without the ball. This is the Özil we all want to see."

Betis-Barcelona: "We've done our job. Now we have to wait and see how the others get on."

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