Real Madrid went to the top of the table after a win against Levante on Saturday which saw the star player score a goal to become Real’s all time leading goalscorer. Coach Rafa Benitez spoke after the match regarding various issue. The important quotes from his presser (Via realmadrid.com)
“We know that we’re a potent team up front and that it was important to open up the game. The 3-0 scoreline is a reflection of our identity as a team: we’re potent up front, we create good attacking positions in and around the opposition area and score goals without conceding them, thanks to the work we do as a team and Keylor Navas’ saves”.
“At 2-0 we had seven academy products on the bench and wanted to manage the flow of the game and achieve a balance. Cristiano took on the responsibility because we were lacking people up front, he had to spearhead the team and that’s what he did. We had a lot of players out and the fact that we’ve won 3-0 and that the team put together some pretty good spells is very positive”.
On substituting Gareth Bale
“After going 2-0 up, with the intense week that he has had, we saw that he was tired and looked to bring on pace”.
He also talked about Karim Benzema availability for PSG match
“I don’t know, they’re all working hard. I spoke to him this morning; everybody says they’re better and everybody wants to play, but we have to assess it”.
Before match Cristiano Ronaldo presented the Golden shoe to the home crowd and he tweeted
Thanks team mates and Real Madrid fans for this beautiful moment. ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/X2g9ZNwBim
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 17, 2015
Real Madrid will face PSG mid week in an epic Champions league clash which will see the Great Cristiano Ronaldo face off with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.