Benitez: Madrid can still get better

Rafa Benitez has insisted that Real Madrid can still get better following Saturday’s 6-0 demolition of Espanyol in La Liga.

Five goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, sandwiched by a Karim Benzema effort, saw Los Blancos sweep past the Catalans, whose last win against the capital giants came in 2007, but the Coach maintained he saw room for improvement.

“Anyone who scores as many goals as him has a place in the history,” he said after the game.

“The numbers speak for themselves and I hope it stays that way. Cristiano [Ronaldo] will always be associated with [Alfredo] Di Stefano and Raul [Gonzalez].

“There are always things to improve on. I’m very pleased with a victory of this magnitude, but we have to keep working hard.

“It’s a great result away from home, but we can still improve. I say this objectively and without vanity.

“Since my presentation, I’ve wanted an attacking Madrid who score goals, and it’s what we’re working on, although we’re also trying to achieve a balance [in defence], provided we don’t lose any sight of goal.

“Espanyol did many things right but we took our chances. We played a good game, but we still have things to improve on.”

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