Real Madrid Manager Benitez Praises His Attacking Trio Amidst Benzema Unrest
Rafa Benitez has praised Real Madrid’s ‘BBC’ – the attacking trio of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo after the weekend’s 4-1 win over Getafe.
The result came after the team was expelled out of the Copa del Rey in midweek due to the fielding of an ineligible player against Cadiz.
Speaking after the game, Benitez said: “To get the three points playing very well in the first half means that these players, who we know are very important, once they get up to speed can cause a lot of damage to any defence.
“The fact the three attackers all scored and collaborated a lot with the team in defence and attack I think means all three should be satisfied. It is important that they play well, score goals and that will be the key to maintaining their confidence.
“The fact Benzema scored those two goals and contributed so much to the team going forward reinforces more what I have said before that he is a very important player for us and makes those around him play better. We spoke this week and he was desperate to play and score goals. He needs to play well on the field because that will help him confront any problem.”
Meanwhile, French International Benzema continues to defend himself against charges stating that he conspired to blackmail France teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.
Zinedine Zidane, the former France international and the current coach of Real Madrid’s reserve team Castilla, has also defended Benzema, saying: “The best thing for France and the player is for him to avoid a suspension. We’re talking about a really important player for our team and I’m only focused on the sporting side of things. I expect that he can solve his personal problems. He really wanted to play this game, do well, and score goals. Doing well on the pitch will help him to deal with other things.”