Rafa Benitez: I’m delighted with the performance

Rafa Benitez: I’m delighted with the performance


Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez says he is delighted with his team’s performance after their goalless draw with PSG.

Los Blancos remain unbeaten the Champions League and will now look forward to the return match at the Santiago Bernabeu in two weeks time.

The 10-time winners had more of the possession in Paris and the better chances to win the game despite the fact they were robbed of a number of first team stars through injury such as Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.

Speaking to reporters afterwards, Benitez gave his assessment of events in the French capital.

“I was certain the team would do well because I get to see them working on a daily basis. We had more chances to win, quite a bit more control over the game than PSG and more shots on goal than them. To have put them under pressure as we did, given all the injuries we had to deal with, means I’ll be leaving here a very happy man,” he said.

And he added: “It’s difficult to say if this was our best match of the season so far because we’ve played some good games. The intensity was relentless for the full 90 minutes and we maintained our tempo with and without the ball. Keeping your tempo is what matters at this level. I can’t take anything away from the team’s performance. Given the circumstances, we played an exceptional game.”