Former Real Madrid midfielder Sergio Canales says now is a good time to face the European giants when his current club Real Sociedad visit the Santiago Bernabeu.
La Real take on Los Blancos on Wednesday evening and despite having won 10-2 last time out against Rayo Vallecano, there is still plenty of speculation surrounding boss Rafa Benitez. Some reports have even suggested Zinedine Zidane has already been approved to step in as interim boss.
Canales, who made 15 appearances for the 10-time Champions League winners, said the Sociedad would look to take advantage of any instability adding it is the best time to play Madrid.
In quotes published by AS, Canales said: “It’s one of those games you mark in red on the calendar, because it’s one of the most difficult, away from home and at the Bernabeu, but given that it’s after the Christmas holidays it could be a good moment to go there. We have to take advantage of the chances we have, go there with the mentality we always have – to look for the win – and we’ll see what we can get.”
Asked about the speculation surrounding Benitez, Canales added: “We know what Madrid are, these things are talked about every year. But I don’t think it’s anything in our favour. We know they’re coming off that win against Rayo but we also know that was a bit of a strange game, and it doesn’t make us more afraid to go to the Bernabeu.”