Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez has hailed the club’s fans and says they play a huge part, especially at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Los Blancos take on Rayo Vallecano this afternoon looking to get back on track after a disappointing defeat to Villarreal last weekend.
Fans have been disgruntled after damaging losses to Barcelona and Sevilla too while they have not been convinced the team is going in the right direction.
But at his press conference ahead of the game, the boss spoke about the importance of Madridistas and how the players work hard to make the fans happy.
“The Real Madrid fans know how important they are for us, they always have been for the side and now they have to forget about what else is going on and focus on supporting. The lyrics of La Décima song are “Hala Madrid and nothing else” and that is crucial for us. The fans have and will be crucial in every game,” he commented.
Speaking about the game itself, Benitez said he expects an open game of attacking football.
“It is always necessary to play as well as possible and make the most of our qualities. If we are on form we can beat any opponent. Rayo are a side that goes forward, they play attacking and open football. Therefore we have to be attentive in defence and make the most of our quality in attack,” he stated.