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Excellent Vazquez asks for Madrid to focus on winning

Excellent Vazquez asks for Madrid to focus on winning

Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez has asked his team-mates to concentrate on winning games, rather than get involved in other issues.

The 26-year-old Galician born forward has been in superb form of late and grabbed three assists in his side’s 5-3 win over Real Betis on Sunday evening.

Having been handed a start by boss Zinedine Zidane, Vazquez supplied Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema goals from some excellent build-up play.

And, following the win, the youngster has attempted to spur his team-mates on as they look to make ground on Valencia in third and second placed Atletico Madrid.

“Winning the match is the most important thing and we must focus on this,” Vazquez told reporters, as cited by Marca.

“We’re in a good moment, we have scored a lot of goals recently and kept winning matches, which we continued in this difficult match.

“We knew we were under pressure at 2-1 and had to turn the game around, but we did and again this will help us gain confidence.

“We started the match strongly but Betis came back really well and that was tough for us, we were forced into bringing our best game but ultimately I think we deserved it.”

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Goals from Ronaldo, Marco Asensio (2), Ramos and Benzema gave Madrid all three points over Real Betis at the Benito Villamarin.

Madrid travel to Leganes on Wednesday evening to play their re-scheduled league game, knowing a result will take them above Valencia into third place.

Born in Curtis, Galicia, Vazquez began his career with his hometown club, before moving to Real Madrid via a short spell with lowly Ural.

His development at Madrid continued through the various youth sections, before he was handed his debut in 2015.

This season, the Spanish international has been involved in scoring six goals and assisting five times.