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Benítez: “We needed to have more possession to create more danger”

NEWS | 05/08/2015 | Javier García (Múnich) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Ángel Martínez

“I'm down about the loss but I feel good about the experience for the young players", he added.
Rafa Benítez analysed the game against Bayern Munich, the sixth of the madridista preseason as such: "I feel good about the experience for the young players and the work they put in, but sad about the defeat. They are a great team, they have that extra gear and you could see it. We needed more possession to create more danger. We had the odd counter but it wasn't enough".

I always say that we have to get better but have a good team. Today we had a few missing and that hurt us with two games in a row. We are going to try and do what we've done and use the players we have, there's a lot of quality available".

“No Cristiano or Benzema. If you take away an attack of that quality the absence is obvious. In defence we've taken a lot on board. In attack we have power and a cutting edge and we have to see if we are capable of maintaining that cutting edge while keeping the balance in defense”.

“Pepe had a few niggles yesterday and today they recurred so we substituted him. We wanted to rest Danilo, Varane and Bale. Danilo came on in the end as they were getting at us on that wing and to freshen  things up. With Benzema we're going to work with him and follow his progress”.

Today we had a few missing and that hurt us with two games in a row.

“Now we have a game to continue laying the foundations for what we are looking to do and then a couple of weeks to maintain the rhythm and intensity we showed in Australia and China".

“The great thing about our front line is that they can interchange positions and everyone knows what they have to do".

“He's eager to play and he's in good shape. We hope he'll keep improving and show us all that quality he's got”.

“Casilla had a good game the other day and today it was Navas' turn. Nothing more. Both have to fight for their place because that's good for the team”.

“Lucas Silva will be going out as he is not an EU citizen. Marcos Llorente and Borja Mayoral will work with us in the reserve side. Ruben will be with the goalkeepers”.