On the eve of Real Madrid’ crucial champions league clash against Paris Saint Germain, manager Rafael Benitez faces a hoard of injury problems. However, the Spaniard insists he is fully at ease and is excited at the prospect of facing PSG.
Rafael Benitez is looking forward to facing a ‘great side’ in PSG, as Real Madrid travel to the home of the French Champions. Although Benitez would want to name his best starting eleven, he will be unable to do so due to quite a few first team players being sidelined by injuries.
But the Madrid-born manager believes there are still quality players in the squad who know how to win a football match.
On his team’s performances despite injuries.
a This team has played well during game phases and full games. When you have quality players, who know what they have to do, the team will play well. I’m fully at ease. When I’m asked the same question five times, I’m forced to give the same answer each time. We’ll make our overall assessment at the end of the seasona .
On Ramos’ injury .
“He knows that if he plays the medics will ensure that he doesn’t fell any pain. We’ve already spoken to him to explain that it’s an injury that will cause him problems for a whilea .
Both Real Madrid and PSG have won their opening two games, and nobody would put their money against these sides going through to the knockout stage. However, both teams will want to finish on top as it could prevent a difficult tie in the round of 16.