The day after their victory away to Steaua Bucharest, Karim Benzema discussed the team’s performance and also this Saturday’s match against Sochaux...
It was great to win such a big match and at the end of the match the public had recognised a good team and applauded us. We warned about a potentially hostile welcome in a little stadium with lots of supporters but we started the game on the right foot and managed to score just before half-time. In the second period we continued to take the game to them which allowed us to score a second and then a third goal.
Can you tell us about that third goal?
I scored after a great pass from Juninho. He fed me a through-ball and I looked up and saw Malouda so I tried to hit it hard into the far corner… and it went in. I scored a nice goal, but the main satisfaction is that the team registered another win.
Can you give us a word about this weekend’s rivals Sochaux?
Last season we played really well over there and won 4-0. That day we had a really good first half and that match is still a very good memory. I hope that this match goes the same way with plenty of desire. They’re a good team that have been strengthened this season, especially with the arrivals of Leroy and Ziani. I know the latter very well and he’s a top class player.