“Cristiano Ronaldo will remain the first choice free-kick taker” – Rafa Benitez
Real Madrid Coach Rafa Benitez has made it clear that Cristiano Ronaldo will remain the first choice, a free-kick taker. Rafa has focused on that he has no anticipation of stripping Cristiano Ronaldo off his free-kick responsibilities taking after his disappointing record from set pieces. The Portugal international scored only twice from 33 matches in La Liga in 2014-15 and has yet to locate the net from a set-piece this term after six free kicks. Cristiano Ronaldo again unable to hit the goal from a free kick in the 1-0 win over Granada on Saturday, yet Rafa keeps on the support his star man.
“We practice free-kicks in training ground from time to time and Ronaldo discovers the net a lot of times,” Rafa Benitez said.
“You need to have faith in him and realize that he will in the end score more goals from free-kicks once more. Obviously, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale can likewise take free-kicks, yet they were not there against Granada. We all have faith in Cristiano Ronaldo. Madrid did not belittle Granada. I have been stating it since the pre-match press talk and I said it to my players; I cautioned them of Granada’s qualities. We had three or four clear chances. Granada had an incredible diversion defensively”.
Talking about Jese: “I’m not enthused about discussing one player specifically. The way that Lucas is playing in front of others is on the grounds that he’s gaining it. When every match completes I retreat to the changing area satisfied with the occupation done by my team. We know we need to play well and win, however when there’s a match when not all that matters goes and you need it to, it’s great to see the performance made by the team.”
“In the event that we take a gander at the outcomes, the team has indicated center, power, and quality. On the off chance that we hadn’t, we wouldn’t have these outcomes. Our change originates from doing everything right from the first moment against very much composed rivals”.
Real Madrid side have yet not conceded any goal in an official match this term and Benitez rushed to acclaim goalkeeper Keylor Navas after he kept yet another clean sheet on Saturday.
“We have been extremely solid in defense. Be that as it may, we need to progress. We can’t stand to give away a few chances,” he included.