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Benzema: “Our character and talent inspired us to complete the comeback"

NEWS STORY. 26/01/2023

“It was a great second-half performance and Rodrygo's goal came at the perfect time", added Ceballos.

Real Madrid clinched their place in the Copa del Rey semi-finals after coming from behind against Atlético. Benzema, a key man on the night as the scorer of the second madridista goal, explained: “It was a tough match against very good opposition. The character of these players and our talent inspired us to complete the comeback. It was amazing".
“We have to score earlier to make sure we're not up against it. It's thanks to the fans that we can deliver these kinds of games. They pushed us to victory".
“Sometimes the opposition is well set up and it's difficult to get the goal. We have to defend and control the ball better but in the end we scored three. Now it's time to rest up and turn our attentions to the next game".
Rodrygo's goal
Rodrygo's goal was an absolute worldie".

His fitness
"I'm feeling 100%, contributing to the team and hopefully I'll keep scoring goals".
Ceballos: "We're very happy to make it through to the semi-finals"
"It wasn't an easy game. We went behind early on and we had to reorganise a bit following Mendy's injury. We then put in a great second half performance and Rodrygo's goal came at a good time. We're really happy to have made it through to the semi-finals".
"They played better and pushed further up the pitch in the first half. The coach made some adjustments at half-time. We then took possession of the ball, we had chances and we got the goal".
Key moments
"The coach told us to keep possession of the ball and look to play in behind De Paul. That's where we found Benzema, Rodrygo and Vinicius linking up very well. That's where the goal came from. Then we put the game to bed when Savic was sent off".
The referee
“The referee was fantastic. It was a clear sending-off for Savic. He gets there late and clatters Camavinga. The officials are there to do the best they can and we have to help them”.
“I'm happy to have some minutes and to be involved again. That makes it so much easier to play my way back into form".