Jese Rodriguez says the Real Madrid deserved to celebrate a win in the Camp Nou on Saturday evening.
Los Blancos reduced the gap on Barcelona to seven points thanks to a magnificent 2-1 win at the home of their fierce rivals.
Gerard Pique gave the hosts the lead early in the second half but Real responded with goals from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The win is certainly the highlight of Real’s season so far having had a somewhat underwhelming season by their standards. The hope now is that the Santiago Bernabeu side can carry the win into the Champions League and win La Undecima.
Speaking the media after the final whistle, Jese said he was delighted with the result because the Camp Nou is such a tough place to get a win. He added that after the difficulties of this season – the poor performance in the league, the battering by Barca at home in November, the elimination from the Copa del Rey – that Madridistas deserved a memorable win.
He told the club’s official website: “We’re happy with the win and in the second half we showed our character. I’m pleased from a personal point of view because it’s difficult to beat Barcelona in the Camp Nou, but I focus on the work of the team during the second half. The fans deserve a victory like this.”
Here’s what the fans over at Real Galacticos made of the win.