Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has said the team is at its peak having beaten Liverpool 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu to seal qualification for the next round of the Champions League.
The Frenchman notched the only goal of the game as Carlo Ancelotti’s men secured their 12th consecutive win in all competitions – the longest winning streak enjoyed by the side under the Italian’s command.
Speaking to journalists after the match, the goalscorer said the players are happy with the way things are going right now and feel they are on top of their game.
“The team is at its peak and we will continue to enjoy ourselves like we did today. We created a lot of chances and we are all attacking and defending together. I really like the Champions League, it is a competition I score a lot of goals in. I’m not sure if I’m at my peak but I feel 100% and am full of confidence,” he said.
The 27-year-old also spoke about the manager and Cristiano Ronaldo, both of whom are in the running to pick up awards at the FIFA ceremony in January.
He stated: “We’re all at ease with Ancelotti. He gives us a lot of confidence. Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world so if he doesn’t score it doesn’t matter. We have a game on Saturday and I’m sure he’ll get on the scoresheet then.”