Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo destroy Grenada
Liga BBVA: Real Madrid 9-1 Grenada – Cristiano Ronaldo scored 5 goals for the first time in is career and have now reached three hundred goals with the Merengue. Karim Benzema added two goals to his tally.
Coach Ancelotti reacts aft the humiliation inflicted to a poor Grenada side:
“Everything went to plan. My team are in good physical shape, the players are fresh and we showed that throughout the match. We played with a good tempo and scored bags of goals. We come away from this happy but this is just one game and we have other important ones coming up. On Wednesday we need to be fully focused like we were today”.
“It’s simple mathematics. It’s better to win 9 games 1-0 than one 9-1. But today we have to point out the good play, the team are back to playing as desired, just like they have played many times before. What mattered most was winning and playing well and we have achieved that”.
“He has improved just as the team have. So, what can I say… This is the first time he has scored 5 goals in a game and that is good news for everyone: for him, for the team and in terms of the upcoming fixtures”.
How the game played out
“We wanted to play the full 90 minutes as if the contest wasn’t over. We killed off the game in the first half but continued in the same vain in the second half. The players did well, and showed respect to the opposition by playing the same way right until the last minute”.
We are closer to accomplishing our objectives and the players understand the importance of winning, of being a team and of contributing towards being the best through individual quality”.
“The team are very fresh. Resting players for the sake of resting them makes no sense. The players will rest when they are tired and there is a risk of injury. The team are in great shape. We have never been in such good physical shape, especially not last year. I can’t use 12 players. If someone isn’t 100%, he won’t play”.
“It’s clear that when the fans are behind us like they were today it is going to help. It depends on what the players do on the pitch. Today they showed good attitude and the crowd appreciated that”.