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Lucas Vázquez: "Benzema is the best number 9 in the world"

NEWS | 27/01/2019 | Javier García (Barcelona)

"We’re starting to find our best football and it's clear to see", said Carvajal.
Lucas Vázquez set up Bale for the fourth goal against Espanyol and he discussed the 2-4 win at the RCDE Stadium: "It was a very good match from start to finish where we imposed ourselves on the opposition. Towards the end we were under the cosh after the sending off. It’s a very competitive league. We got three goals in the first half, but the important thing is the feelings that the team is going away with, the hard work is paying off and the intensity is what we have to take away. It’s fundamental that we play with intensity, because the team is different and we’re showing that".
"We’re going to try to fight for LaLiga. There are three months of competition still to play, we plan to win games little by little until the leaders slip up. I see myself as a Real Madrid player, the one who decides is the coach. I have to work hard and be ready to do my best".
Benzema double
"Karim is proving to be the best 9 in the world. He's helping us a lot, he's scoring goals, working with the team. It's wonderful to play with him".
Knock for the captain
took a blow after the kick from Sergio García and we’re awaiting news on his condition".
Carvajal: "We’re starting to play our best football"
"Things are coming together, we’re playing complete games and correcting the goals we were conceding. The team is playing well at the moment. On Thursday we’ll try to make it in to the next round of the Copa del Rey. Without the ball we’re more intense and that allows us to be fresher. If we control the matches the opponents run more and are more tired going into the closing stages. We’re starting to play our best football and that's clear to see".

Vinicius Jr: "Playing with Karim is simple because he's a wonderful footballer".

Benzema has been showing how good he is for a long time. He was amazing and we all know the levels he can reach, today was one of his best games”.
Vinicius: "I want to be at Madrid for a long time"
"Everyone played very well, particularly Benzema, he had an incredible game. We have to keep winning games and now it’s time to focus on Thursday and qualifying for the Copa del Rey semi-finals".
"Playing with Karim is simple because he’s a wonderful footballer. We all love seeing him play with such joy and happiness. I train with him and I knew when he laid me that pass that I should give it back to him, and of course he finished like nobody else".
His assists
"Nobody would have said I’d get to play seven games from the start and I’m thrilled to be helping the team. I want to be at Madrid for a long time".
"He always calls for focus from the off to score goals and win games".