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Benzema: "When we play with intensity we're the best around"

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NEWS | 29/08/2015 | Nacho Díaz

"We played really well both in attack and defence", said Marcelo.
Karim Benzema was among the scorers in Real Madrid's 5-0 win over Real Betis: "Getting the goals was key. In the first 30 minutes we played with a lot of intensity, and when we play like that we're the best around. I'm always focused on helping the team and giving my all, and if I can score or set up a team-mate for a goal then that's great".

"I feel good, I'm 100% confident and I want to help the team to win trophies. I have confidence in the coach and he has confidence in me. Starting the league season against teams like Sporting away is always tough, but we're ready to carry on playing the way we did today. Scoring goals is good for the fans and for the players".

Ronaldo and Navas
"Cristiano was missing a goal today but that doesn't matter, he's going to score 42 this year. He's fine and in my view he's the best player in the world. Keylor is a great goalkeeper, he showed that today and I have confidence in him".

Marcelo: "We showed good cutting edge in front of goal"
"Today we showed good cutting edge in front of goal. We played really well both in attack and defence, but it's the start of the season and we have to keep on improving. We have a really good squad, and everyone who comes in does a good job. The main thing is getting the win and continuing to pick up more".

Confidence in the keepers
"Keylor's penalty save was the pick of the bunch for me. He's a great goalkeeper and he has the confidence of all the players, as do Kiko Casilla and Rubén Yáñez. He's a top keeper and I'm sure that he's going to contribute a lot".

Cristiano Ronaldo
"He's always there when we need him most. He knows that he's going to contribute a lot to the team and I'm sure that he'll score a lot of goals".