Emilio Butragueno: We have a tough run ahead

Emilio Butragueno: We have a tough run ahead


Real Madrid’s sporting director Emilio Butragueno says the players must be switched on for a tough couple of weeks coming up.

Los Blancos defeated Las Palmas 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon – Isco, Jese Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo getting the goals. The win means they sit top of the table ahead of Barcelona on goal difference.

Next up for Rafa Benitez’ men is a game against PSG at home in the Champions League before they take on Sevilla and then Barcelona in La Liga.

Speaking to reporters, Butragueno hailed the side for their win over the newly-promoted islanders but they quickly switched his attention to the challenges that lie in wait.

“We have a very difficult week ahead of us. The team handled this game well and it was very important that no player got injured. Our defense has been good. Kiko saved a free-kick brilliantly. We have total confidence in him,” he said.

The ex-forward went to to say that he knows the players are capable of raising their game as they already negotiated tricky trips to Paris and Vigo in the space of a few days last week.

“Even our past week was difficult where we had to travel to Paris and Vigo in a row. The squad has responded well,” he commented.