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Benzema: “We're in better shape than last year"

NEWS | 22/10/2014 | Alberto Navarro (Liverpool)

“The team is looking strong in every department,” declared Casillas.
Karim Benzema hit a brace in the victory over Liverpool and after the match expressed his happiness at Real Madrid's performance: "I'm very happy with the match. It was very difficult but we did a great job as a team and what's important is that we got the three points. We know that this team puts on a lot of pressure, but when we defend well together we can put together counter-attacks to create chances."

“I give my all whenever I'm on the field. It's true that in the Champions League I'm lucky enough to score goals but the other competitions are just as important. The team changes when players are missing; now Bale is out, but Isco and James worked well. We have a lot of players to make a good team. We're in better shape than last year."

El Clásico
“We know that against Barcelona it's always a great match and a really difficult one. We're firing on all cylinders and we're going to win."

Casillas: "The team was really solid"
“We played a really complete match both in defence and in attack. The team was really solid and we have to keep going this way for the whole season, which will be a long and hard one."

“We're in really good shape and the team is looking strong in every department. In the matches to come we have to continue in this vein of winning, winning and winning. I think that the good thing is that we feel comfortable in whatever system the coach chooses; that's fundamental. Knowing that we are a team is what will get us to the final like in other seasons."

We hope to come together with the fans in June to celebrate another title.

“When I made my debut in September 1999 against Olympiakos, I never thought I would become the player with the second or third most appearances. I'm happy to have that presence at such an important club, one that has made me become known. I have to be forever grateful to it."

Gratitude for the fans
“At Anfield they've always been in the habit of applauding the opposition goalkeeper and it's something that you feel grateful for, but something we also take away from today are the fans that have come here, and have come in their number. It's fundamental that the people are behind the team and we hope to come together again in May or June, celebrating another title."

Match against Barcelona
“We go into the Clásico in good shape. But it's a different game. What's important is that we're playing at home and the aim is to win the match to cut the points gap on Barcelona. Cristiano is in really good form."

Arbeloa: "It's a unique night for the club"
“The Anfield crowd was able to acknowledge the job we did. They know that we have come here full of respect and that's why they appluaded our win. It's a unique night for the club. We put in a great performance and we had never won here; I think it'll live in the memory."

“Both teams go into the Clásico in top form. We are working very hard and you can see that. The details are what make the difference. If there were reasons to play on Saturday it would be understood, but there aren't. However, this is how it has been set so we'll have to recover as quickly as possible."