Llorente addresses Bernabeu faithful: 'Stop the whistles - they make us weaker'
- Real Madrid secured an uninspiring win over Rayo Vallecano, angering the fans and media alike
- Llorente is happy with the three points
- However, the midfielder insists that abuse like whistles doesn't motivate the team to win
- Los Blancos continue their run of not conceding with Llorente on the pitch
Benzema's early effort was sufficient enough for the three crucial points versus struggling Rayo, with Madrid being atrociously barren up front, having just four shots on target all game, while Blancos keeper Thibaut Courtois succeeded in making a double save in added time to ensure the hard-fought victory for Real.
Marcos Llorente who all of the sudden has become a regular with Madrid has been approached by the press to give his opinion on the Bernabeu fans whistling at the end again just like they did after Wednesday's 0-3 UCL home defeat to CSKA Moscow.
"I don't agree with the whistles, I think that they weaken us and I prefer applauses," said Llorente.
"The truth is that I get quite pissed off when I hear teammates whistled because I think we are all stronger together. This is Real Madrid, here you always win, we are used to winning and when things don't go well then the fans get on your back, which can help you but applauses are better."
READ ALSO: Santi Solari attempts to play down fans' outrage with Madrid's attackThe midfielder has been satisfied with the game overall, however.
"We achieved our target which was to win and get three points to keep us fighting in the league," added Llorente.
"We had chances and if Kroos had scored when he hit the post and Asensio had taken his opportunity then the talk would be about something different. We only need to improve in front of goal."
Real Madrid back to winning ways ? pic.twitter.com/nPOlBRRI3J— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 15, 2018
24 goals in first 16 La Liga games is Madrid's lowest tally since 1993, while Karim Benzema with just six is Los Blancos' top scorer - a disastrous result, yet LLorenteiniststs that the general improvement is evident:
"It is clear that we can improve but we are happy," he said. "We are working well and apart from the chance that they had right at the end, they caused us little danger."
100% - Marcos Llorente was the only Real Madrid player with the 100% of his passes completed in the first half against Rayo Vallecano (37/37). Harmony. pic.twitter.com/4fvzrZBsW8— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 15, 2018
The midfielder who has completed 96% of his passes against Rayo continues to be the talisman of Los Blancos, as they are yet to concede a La Liga goal with Llorente on the pitch. In three league matches with the promising midfielder, Los Blancos have kept a clean sheet: they beat both Huesca and Rayo Vallecano with the same 1-0 scoreline and earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Valencia prior to that.