Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has said he was pleased to get his name back on the scoresheet in the Champions League win over Basel on Tuesday night.
The striker notched just his third goal in 19 appearances for Los Blancos with fans and pundits starting to get impatient with the 27-year-old.
Speaking to journalists after the game, the forward said he was happy to score, but the most important when playing for Los Blancos is to win, and to play well as a team.
“I’m very happy that I scored, but the win was the most important thing. I think it was a really good match, and with a lot of goals too. It has been a slightly difficult week, but getting the win and scoring five goals stands us in good stead,” he stated.
The win also gives the players a confidence boost following a poor start in La Liga. Los Blancos have lost two of their opening three matches. Benzema told reporters the player now need to push on.
“We’ve made a very good start to the Champions League. First match, first victory and it was important to win at home. This victory is good for everyone. Scoring is important, but playing with my team-mates is more important.”