Valencia - Real Madrid

Benzema: "This point could be important for the rest of the league"

NEWS | 15/12/2019 | Javier Vázquez (Valencia) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba

"We have seen a great Real Madrid and we have to continue in this direction," said Ramos.
Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos spoke to the media after the draw against Valencia (1-1). The French forward, who scored the Real Madrid goal at Mestalla, said: "I think it's a good point for us. It could be important for the rest of the league campaign as we look to do well".
"What has changed compared to other seasons is the number of goals. I always try to help the team on the pitch and I have a lot of confidence in myself. The help of my team-mates is also important to me because they give me the ball and set up chances for me to score more goals".
His leadership
"I want to win this league and that's why I try to help my team-mates on the pitch with my play and my words. I'm the third captain and I always try to help the team".
We know it's a difficult game, I could say it's the most important game of the season. When Wednesday comes around, we're going in to it well prepared because it's important".
Ramos: "It's always good to pick up points".
"Despite equalizing in added time, it’s not enough. When you don't get the three points, you're not happy, but it's always good to pick up points".


"We didn’t have much luck in front of goal but we kept going. The pace and the levels end up dropping, but we head home with a point that keeps us level with the league leaders and that’s how we have to keep going, playing this kind of football and this level of commitment. Then, anything can happen”.
"We were up against opposition on a fine run of form and you can’t apply the high press for the full 90 minutes. We saw a great Real Madrid side, stealing the ball back high up the pitch and not letting them get out. We created lots of chances and posed a real threat".

On Benzema
"He’s on fantastic form and I hope that continues for the rest of the season. He’s a crucial player and he’s been showing that especially in the last couple of seasons".

El Clásico
"Both teams look in good shape. Regardless of that though, El Clásico is El Clásico, any run of form or opposition are largely irrelevant, so we have to go into the game ready to take all three points".