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Benzema: "The team gave its all in what was a great performance"

NEWS | 26/11/2019

"We should go away with lots of positives from our performance tonight, we did a great job", declared Kroos.
Karim Benzema was one of the main men in the meeting with PSG after bagging a brace and he praised the team's performance at the final whistle: "It was a special night. The team give their all. We conceded twice at the end but it was a great performance from us. We're on the right track and put in a good display".

"It wasn't a good result because we wanted to win, but we gave our all, this is Real Madrid after all. Every last one of us has a role to play, as a team and to help each other on the pitch. Having qualified is very important for us. We now have to head into Saturday's game against Alavés and look to get the win". 

Kroos: "We have to take away the positives"
“We should go away with lots of positives from our performance tonight, we did a great job. We’re not happy with the result in the end, of course, but we have to take the encouraging elements into our upcoming games”.

VAR review 
“There are always moments where the referee has a say. We can’t change it but we put on a great display both before and after the move. If there was a foul in the build-up, that what VAR is there for”.

Benzema: "We played as a team, helped each other out on the pitch and having qualified is really important for us".

"We all know about Benzema's quality. Tonight we all played really well and we can't just focus on one player".

"When you look at tonight's opposition, that was perhaps one of our best performances of the season. It also showed us that you have to focus in every move. That could happen in the last 16, for example. You produce a really good 90 minutes and then go and concede twice and that's far worse. That's why you've got to concentrate for the full 90 minutes, but we produced a good display".

Hazard injury
"I don't know exactly what the issue is. He took a really big knock".

Keylor Navas and Mbappé
"I didn't enjoy Navas's performance because he made some very good saves. I'm pleased for him but not for us. As for Mbappé, we know all about his quality but we defended really well against him virtually all game. When an opposing player has that quality, there are moves that you can't defend against, given his pace".