Malmö - Real Madrid

Benítez: “I'm very satisfied because we won, kept a clean sheet and Cristiano broke the record”

NEWS | 30/09/2015 | Javier García

“If we're talking about Real Madrid's history and goalscorers, Ronaldo has achieved this feat in less time, which makes it all the more remarkable", he added.
Rafa Benítez assessed Real Madrid's win over Malmö in the Swedbank Stadion press room and also spoke about the new record set by Cristiano Ronaldo, who is now the club's all-time top goalscorer: “I've already said that he is an indisputable player for us and he's shown that yet again. I'm very satisfied because we won, didn't concede any goals, picked up three points and Cristiano scored twice to break the record. If we're talking about the history of Real Madrid and the club's goalscorers, it's worth pointing out that he has needed less time to achieve this feat and that makes what he's doing all the more remarkable”.

“We played slightly better than we did against Málaga. We had more than 70% possession. We managers are eternally dissatisfied and we're always looking to cut out mistakes and improve things. Their two or three threats on goal came from mistakes and through us not playing the easy ball. I'm very pleased with the team, but it's my responsibility to try and improve things”.

The decision to use players who've played fewer minutes worked out.

“The decision to use players who've played fewer minutes worked out and it proves that they're working hard and training well. This allows me to give them playing time and for them to prove themselves. The problem comes if the players don't put the work in because then, when you do play them, it shows. They all showed the hard work they've been putting in, their talent and professionalism”.

“I set up with a thoughtful starting line-up that was strong enough to win. We controlled the game. However, as things play out, you might decide to freshen things up with a change. Modric can pull the strings and he allows us to retain more of the ball”.

Bringing on Benzema
“Their full backs starting pushing forward and they began whipping in crosses. We looked for a way to freshen things up and adjust things from a tactical perspective”.