Following his exquisite back-heel that provided Karim Benzema with a tap-in against Deportivo this past weekend, Real Madrid’s Guti has spoken out about the pass that has already been dubbed ‘a heel-flick masterpiece’.
“It's amazing how people are talking about it,” Guti told Realmadrid.com. “I didn't score a single goal at the Riazor. I always knew what to do. I didn't hesitate. I knew Benzema was coming up behind me. I could see him from the corner of my eye. I did what I thought was the most useful option for the team to score."
Guti was one-on-one with the goalkeeper at the time of the pass and some of his team-mates have suggested he should have taken the shot himself.
“Many of my team-mates said I should have tried to score,” admitted the 33-year-old. “[Raul] Albiol said I was crazy. But that's my style. It comes naturally to me. It makes me happier to give a pass like that than to score a goal.”
The goal helped Real achieve their first victory at the Riazor in 18 years and Guti is hoping the team can push on and make a charge towards the league title.
“I think this victory will do us a lot of good because it seemed we were cursed at that stadium. The league is far from over and Barcelona don't seem to drop any points. We can't afford to make any mistakes."