Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Real Madrid look to carry Paris 'feelgood factor' into Betis game

Real Madrid look to carry Paris 'feelgood factor' into Betis game

While Ronaldo's 11 goals in 18 Primera Liga matches is a decent return, it falls short of his usual standards set in previous seasons, and has contributed to Madrid's domestic struggles that has seen the club fall 17 points behind rivals Barcelona in the Primera Liga table. "I want to have all the players ready, and the other day they were".

"I wanted to play in a diamond formation against PSG and now with a lot of games coming up I will be counting on all the players".

With Madrid entering the business end of the campaign they will play five league games over the next two weeks or so. Zidane said the best way to prepare for that return game was to keep their focus through a busy Liga schedule. We're now just thinking about doing a good job tomorrow.

Quique Setien's side surprised Real Madrid by beating Los Blancos 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier this season and the Betis boss said ahead of this match that his side have "a real chance" of repeating that success in Sunday's home fixture. That means we will need all the players more than ever.

Real Madrid look to carry Paris 'feelgood factor' into Betis game
Real Madrid look to carry Paris 'feelgood factor' into Betis game

"Today he has scored three goals and it is true that PSG will have to be careful with him". "With few occasions he can hurt you, we know that".

Toni Kroos, meanwhile, misses out on the encounter after suffering a sprained knee, with the Champions League return in Paris the goal for the Germany global as he seeks to regain fitness.

Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez are both in contention for starting spots after starring from the bench on Wednesday, while Gareth Bale should feature from the outset instead of Karim Benzema, who was disappointing again versus PSG.

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