Rafa Benitez doesn’t have favorites in the Madrid squad and has revealed he is not obsessed with Ronaldo.
Benitez took over Madrid this season and has led them to number two on the log with 10 points already.
He started Ronaldo for all the matches despite the forward not scoring in the first two games, but he hit five against Espanyol.
“The players know that Cristiano scores 50 goals a season. He makes the difference,” he said at a pre-game news conference on Tuesday.
“There is one indisputable player, which is Cristiano. From there, we assess who is well and who is not. Cristiano manages his exertions well. As of today he is pretty good physically.
“What I want is to win. I am not obsessed with Cristiano scoring five goals or Navas not conceding. I have never thought about favouring anyone apart from the team.”