Scorer of two goals, including a penalty, during the narrow defeat of Real Madrid on the stadium of Manchester City, Tuesday in the semi-finals of the Champions League (3-4), Karim Benzema underlined the importance of the mind in such encounters.
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid striker, scored twice on Manchester City’s lawn in the semi-finals of the Champions League (4-3):
“It was a Champions League game, a great semi-final, a great team from City and Madrid. They made a better start, they put a lot of pressure and goals in the first 25 minutes. We played and we came back to score. That’s the big teams, you have to know how to be bold. We continued our work and we managed to score three goals .”, Benzema said on Canal+.
“I try to give even more confidence to my teammates. In matches like this, everyone is on the same level. The mind makes the difference. I push them to try very hard,” he added.
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