Karim Benzema, French forward for Real Madrid, assured this Wednesday, after his team qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League, that he and his teammates needed a match like the one they played against Borussia Mönchengladbach (2-0) to “gain confidence.”
«Soccer we always try. We always prepare the games well to be well. Sometimes it is true that we do not have that point of luck to score goals. Today has been good to gain confidence. We needed a match like today, “he said in statements to Movistar Plus.
The French forward said that Real Madrid entered the match “well”, wanting to achieve a victory and show that they are “the best”.
«When we feel like it we see and we score goals and we don’t concede. That is the good way. We wanted to show that we are the best and that we were going to work together to win this match, “he added.
In addition, he made it clear that if Real Madrid play as they did against Borussia Mönchengladbach, “as a team”, they will not “harm” them in the future.
«We all came out strengthened, team and technician. We are a family and we work together. We are here to win. The games are difficult and we will continue. We are on the right track. To get to the end you have to be touched by the best. Being first is good, but it is nothing, the end is far, “he said.
He also spoke about his personal performance and stated that he is always on the field to help in any position, be it nine or ten.
With regard to equaling the number of official matches at Real Madrid to the Brazilian Roberto Carlos, he was “very happy” because the former Madrid player “is a legend.”
Finally, he referred to the return of Sergio Ramos: «He is one of the best or the best defense in the world. When he is, he is the captain, we are one more because he is with us and he is good, “he concluded.
Lucas: «It is the line to follow»
For his part, Lucas Vázquez showed the happiness of the Real Madrid dressing room after qualifying and assured that they showed what they are capable of. «Both this game and Milan’s against Inter, we were very good, the team has shown what it is capable of. It is the line to follow », he explained.
«We are very happy with the victory. The team needed it and we came out stronger. It is important for the mister and for us, together we make a great team. We have no doubts about what we are capable of doing and criticism is part of the game, “he added.
Lucas formed a good partnership with the Brazilian Rodrygo on the right wing. He left praise for his partner. «He is a great player. It is very easy to play with him, he understands football very well.
Finally, he hinted that he is facing his last months as a Real Madrid player and that it is the desire of the club, because he made it clear that his wish would be to continue. «Renovation is a complicated subject. We will see what happens. I dedicate myself to working every day and I have a clear conscience. In football sometimes it doesn’t depend on one part and I’m very happy to be at Real Madrid ».