Alvaro Arbeloa: We showed the right intensity

Alvaro Arbeloa: We showed the right intensity


Real Madrid right back Alvaro Arbeloa says the team will win trophies if they show the same commitment and intensity going forward as in the 8-0 win over Malmo.

The emphatic win came courtesy of a four-goal haul from Cristiano Ronaldo, a Karim Benzema hat trick and a goal from Mateo Kovacic. It was Real’s fifth win in a row and brings about some positive headlines for the first time in a while after the defeat to Barcelona last month and being thrown out of the Copa del Rey.

Los Blancos are trying to catch Los Cules in La Liga and take on Villarreal this weekend at the Madrigal.

And speaking to journalists after the game against the Swedish side, Arbeloa said the team would go far if they continue to play their vibrant, attacking football.

“We maintained the intensity that we were perhaps lacking the other day and we have to be happy with our work. This is a really serious Real Madrid side and we wanted to play a complete 90 minutes. We are really happy with the result and of course the fans enjoyed it. With these results the team is going to improve and the fans will definitely help us to win titles,” he commented.

And he added: “What people want is for the team to win, to score goals and show intensity. That is what the Bernabéu wants, for there to be commitment and effort and that is what they saw. We also have players with a lot of quality, and if you combine that with commitment and effort then the goals will definitely arrive.”