Real Madrid’s French striker, Karim Benzema, assured this Tuesday, after his team’s 4-3 defeat in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals against Manchester City, that “a defeat is never good”, but that he trusts that they are going to “do a magical thing, which is to win” in the return leg at the Santiago Bernabéu. “We are excited about this Champions League. The important thing is that we never lower our arms, he said after finishing the meeting on Movistar +.
A Benzema who explained the 2-0 that Real Madrid conceded in the first 11 minutes: “This is the highest level. If you enter a game without confidence and this happens behind. A little bit of everything was missing. Ambition, pressure, confidence…”, he added.
Also, he explained his Panenka-style penalty after missing the last two against Osasuna: “If you never take a penalty, you will never miss it. It is a matter of self-confidence. I have a lot of confidence in myself”, he concluded in his speech to The Tampa Herald, a news agency.