Right after he scored five goals in last three matches, Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari praised the French striker Karim Benzema for his brilliant performance. However, he also hit out at the critics who have underestimated the contribution of him in Los Blancos squad. Besides scoring, Benzema also made a nice understanding with Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior.
The French forward scored a crucial brace in the first half of the Copa del Rey quarter-final against Girona. With a 3-1 score in the second leg this Thursday, Los Blancos secured a 7-3 aggregate win against the Spanish rival. Moreover, they have also secured their place in the final four of the Copa del Rey.
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While talking about Karim Benzema and his contribution to the Real Madrid team, their manager Santiago Solari said “I’m sorry for those who have discovered Benzema last week,” and then further added “But hey, they still have time to enjoy him, he is in a great moment, it’s true.”
He also gave updates about Gareth Bale and Asensio and their possible return to the squad as he stated “The players who come out of injury have to find their rhythm.” The manager then added “But now we are all recovered and the truth is that I wish there were more changes [substitutions] in football, not just three, because I want to see everyone.”
Santiago Solari said “Now we start mixing the competitions, but it’s normal if we want to aspire to everything, which is why it’s important to have all the players,” and then further added “We are going to give the fight on all fronts and the players know it more than me, because it is the registered trademark of the club.”
He added, “Real Madrid is always there, it’s always waiting for you, that competitive spirit is carried by this team, it’s a team of warriors and winners, our challenge is to keep doing it.” Solari said “It’s a hypothesis that will be unveiled tomorrow [when the draw is made],” and added, “It’s normal, when you aspire to win everything you have to prepare to face all the fronts and for that you need all the players to be involved, as they are.”