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Benzema: “This was a necessary victory”

NEWS | 18/01/2015 | Javier García (Getafe)

“We have had a very good first half to the season”, said Casillas.
Karim Benzema was the star of the show during Real Madrid's win over Getafe thanks to the assist he provided Cristiano Ronaldo with for the opening goal. The forward explained that piece of play: “The move was just football. I saw Cristiano, passed him the ball and he scored. He is the best player in the world and it is always better to be playing with him”.

“This win was necessary following the knock-out tie against Atlético. Now we have a week to rest up and after that we'll have another must-win game. We tried to get things going in the first half but they didn't come off. Getafe played very well, all their players were behind the ball and we need space in order to score goals”. 

“Madrid is the best team, although we know that things are difficult for us now because our opponents close things up at the back against us. We have a lot of games ahead but we also have a great squad that can help us win everything”.

Casillas: “A very good first half of the season”
“We have had a very good first half to the season and I think it was really important to pick up that victory following the slip up in the Copa. We leave here with three very valuable points”.

Casillas: “The team was great and didn't throw in the towel”.

“The team was great and never threw in the towel. We had chances to take the lead during the first half but the goal came later. Getafe played very tight at the back before the break and we went all out for the win during the second half”.

The state of the team
“Unfortunately we lost in the Copa del Rey, but there is no room for excuses, you have to go out there and win. When this team gets back to winning ways we play a lot better and are more at ease”.

Varane: “We have to continue like this”
“It was a very important victory, we have to continue like this. The goal didn't come until the second half, but we never gave up at any point in the match”.

“It is good to have this time to rest our bodies and prepare for the next games. There is plenty of motivation in the dressing room, we are eager to win. Our aim is to win La Liga and the Champions League. Benzema is very happy. He works hard for the team and his work was instrumental in setting up that goal”.

Personal thoughts
“I feel fine, I'm able to play without it causing me any niggles. I am happy, the team is at 100% and my contract runs until 2020. I'm at ease, when I'm called on to play I want to do my best”.

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