We put in a focused display and deserved to win – Alvaro...

We put in a focused display and deserved to win – Alvaro Arbeloa


Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa has commended his team mates for their performance against Malmo in the Champions League.

Los Blancos won 2-0 in Sweden, Ronaldo netting both the goals as he became the club’s all-time leading scorer.

Elsewhere though, it was another clean sheet for the team, meaning Athletic Bilbao are the only team to have scored against them still this season in eight games overall.

Talking to reporters afterwards, the veteran defender said he was happy to feature and was please with the focus of the team.

“We knew that on their home ground they were a dangerous oufit who are physically strong and play with a lot of intensity. We worked hard and put in a focused display, and we’re really happy with the three points. They defended well and looked to make the most of their counter-attacks. In the first half we were really in control, we got the goal and after that the second half was more open,” he stated.

The obvious talking point of the evening was Ronaldo’s record, and Arbeloa joined the many praising the striker.

“We’re really happy about Cristiano’s achievement. It’s incredible. I think that no-one could have thought that he or any other player could achieve such figures; he’s become a Real Madrid legend. You feel like the sky’s the limit for him. I hope he carries on like this, we owe him a lot. We have to do everything we can to make sure he feels comfortable, and get the most out of him with our style of play,” he said.