He said: "I'm happy for making good use of the playing time I had and for helping Real Madrid decisively. I gradually make more use of the chances I get. I play more some times than others, but I'm happy with the victory.
"We knew of the difficulties we would face against APOEL. They've reached this far for a reason and have done well. This is only the first match and this isn't over yet. We have the advantage in the tie, but we have yet to play the return leg."