We’re on the right track – Rafa Benitez

We’re on the right track – Rafa Benitez


Rafa Benitez says his Real Madrid team is on the right track but can still improve after watching his players beat Levante on Saturday.

Marcelo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jese Rodriquez all scored in the 3-0 win, which was all the more pleased because the side contained plenty of academy products in the absence of the senior players out injured after picking up problems on international duty.

Speaking to the press after the match, Benitez said he was pleased with what he’d seen and that the players are doing the right things – scoring plenty and conceding few.

“We know that we’re a potent team up front and that it was important to open up the game. The 3-0 scoreline is a reflection of our identity as a team: we’re potent up front, we create good attacking positions in and around the opposition area and score goals without conceding them, thanks to the work we do as a team and Keylor Navas’ saves,” he commented.

Asked if his team can improve further, Benitez said he’s always looking to make them better, but doesn’t want opposition to know in what aspects.

“We’re on the right track. There are three or four attacking and defensive aspects that we could improve and we’re working on that; I’m not going to give away too much for our opponents. But if the other team manages to hurt you, if you’re able to score goals you can win games. To win games and so to win trophies, what’s important to me is that we continue to create good attacking positions in and around the opposition goalmouth and that the other team carve out fewer and fewer chances.”

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  1. Comment:Real Madrid are having a very good moment and an attacking potency, which is why they are making lots of headways in this infant season. But the areas to tackle is the teams’ lack of depth and intensity, if not for the incursions of Casemiro as a destroyer and an anchorman. Team’s spontaneity and ill advised management amounted to risky failures. Pragmatism give no help to a team build up in Madrid stature. The scintillating performances exhibited by the starters of the team depicted how much Madrid can go this season and the upcoming ones. Hala Madrid!!!