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Benzema: “It was a special night with the fans and the atmosphere”

NEWS | 12/09/2021

"We’ll have to look at how we can improve so that we don’t afford teams as many chances", said Courtois.
Real Madrid comfortably beat Celta football returned to the Santiago Bernabéu. After his hat-trick against the Galicians, Benzema said: "It was a special night for us due to the fans being back and the atmosphere they created. The first half was a bit weird because we have to get used to the crowd again. We did what we we were wanting to do in the second half and got the win".
 
"I always say that we need the support of our fans, they gave us their all and you could see that in the second half. I think we need to work harder defensively to avoid conceding goals. We're going to win scoring lots of goals while keeping a clean sheet. We have to work hard and keep training. The three points today are the most important thing".
 
Backing
“It feels good to have the support of the president, coach, teammates and fans. If I can help out with goals and assists then I’m happy to do so”.
 
Playing with Vini Jr.
Vini Jr. is a champion, he’s young and I really enjoy playing with him. He’s shown that he’s capable of always being in the team”.

Benzema: “The fans gave us their all and you could see that in the second half".

"Camavinga is young and will bring a lot to the team. Modric is one of the best around in his position and he contributes so much for us on the pitch".
 
Courtois: "We’ll have to look at how we can improve so that we don’t afford teams as many chances"
"Coming back to play here and winning in front of our home fans is great. It was a difficult first half, but making it 2-2 early in the second half was key to the comeback. It's not the start we wanted here at the Bernabéu because you want to get on top the opponents. The way we reacted was really good, though, and getting the three points is what's important".

“We’re working on our defence, we’ve got a new coach and there are things we have to tweak. The problem is that when the forwards press, we all have to go with them. We’re up against sides who play some very good football and Celta are capable of causing you those problems. We want to play out from the back, press high up and in the end, they created chances. We’ll have to look at how we can improve so that we don’t afford teams as many chances. It’s good that we’re scoring so many this season, but we have to find that balance”.

"Vini Jr. is young and has plenty of time left to continue improving. He finishes well in training. When you go through a run where you don't score, it can get into your head. He's calmer this year in front of goal and maybe in the past he wasn't as composed. Now, when he's up against the goalkeeper, he scores. Benzema is also on fire".
 
Upcoming games
“If we win in Milan that’d be a strong start and would set us on our way. After the games against Levante and Betis, we’re going to improve so as not to concede as many. Everyone has great quality and we’re ready for the many games we’ve got ahead of us. We’re going to need everyone”.

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