Monday, January 23, 2017

Navas understands Bernabeu frustration despite Rayo rout

SoccerNews in La Liga 20 Dec 2015

1 Views

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas sympathised with the club’s fans who were not completely satisfied by the 10-2 demolition of nine-man Rayo Vallecano.

Gareth Bale hit four goals and Karim Benzema completed a late hat-trick on a punishing outing at the Santiago Bernabeu for neighbouring Rayo, who led 2-1 early in the contest.

Antonio Amaya and Jozabed cancelled out Danilo’s opener to give Paco Jemez’s team a 12th-minute advantage but Tito’s red card for a rash hack at Toni Kroos shortly afterwards significantly undermined their efforts.

Bale headed an equaliser and Raul Baena became the second man to be – far more harshly – dismissed before Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first of a double from the penalty spot.

Benzema and Bale dominated the second-half action, with Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez pulling the strings impressively, but the hosts were booed from the field despite their 4-2 advantage at the break – a feature of recent home matches despite some resounding wins in the wake of November’s 4-0 Clasico loss to Barcelona.

Coach Rafael Benitez endured a frosty reception at the start of the match but Navas feels the disquiet is down to Madrid lying below rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the Liga standings.

“As a keeper you always want to keep a clean sheet,” Navas told television reporters. “We must turn the page and move on.

“We started the game well, scored, but then lost concentration and intensity. Later we took control of the game and won well.

“It’s normal for fans to be like this as we are not top of the table.

“We are all with the coach – this is a moment for all at Madrid to be united.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top