Real Madrid - Karim Benzema: "It's a nice goal that gives us three points"

Double scorer against Elche (2-1), the French striker offered Real Madrid a capital success this Saturday.

It is a scenario that becomes habitual, every weekend, for Real Madrid. As often in recent months, the club from the Spanish capital has been in difficulty in a decisive meeting yet largely within its reach. And as often, the team coached by Zinédine Zidane was saved by a man: Karim Benzema.

Author of a double this Saturday against Elche (2-1), the French striker offered the victory to Madrid in added time, with a magnificent goal. Thanks to this narrow success, the Merengue provisionally returned to Barça and returned to five points behind Atlético, solid leader of La Liga. The essential has therefore been ensured.

"It's a great goal that helps the team and that's important"

Asked by the Movistar television channel at the end of the meeting, Karim Benzema congratulated the whole team for their reaction, however regretting a poor quality first act. "It's the work of the whole team. It was not an easy game, against a well-organized team. The teams that come here get behind and it is always difficult for us. With courage, in the end, we came back. These are three important points, "said the player trained in Lyon.

“Every time we play first (in the weekend) we know we have to give more to get to the top spots. The teams are strong, they are getting behind. The first half was a bit weird, There was little movement and we defended a little by moving back. In the second half, with more desire, we scored the goals of the victory ", then analyzed the striker of Real Madrid, happy to have been decisive, partly thanks to entrants.

"When you come off the bench, it's to bring something and I think they (the newcomers) have helped a lot today (...) It's a great goal that helps the team and it's important. It's a nice goal that gives us three points. I'm very happy, "said Karim Benzema, who despite his 33 years, continues to impress.