“It’s a chance for us to get revenge after last year,” Federico Valverde said after the Celta game when asked about the Chelsea match, as quoted by Real Madrid’s official website.
“We’ve got the players, the hunger and motivation to achieve our goal.”
Madrid face Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.
The Whites had a difficult game against Celta and needed two penalty goals from Benzema and several magnificent saves by Courtois to bag all three points.
“We’re thrilled,” Valverde said about the game.
“We knew it was going to be difficult. Celta are very tough opposition, it’s a hard place to come. It’s not easy to win here.
“Now we have to enjoy it and rest up ahead of the Chelsea game. We knew they play very well in the middle of the park and we would have to work to have the ball in there.
“We created a lot of chances we didn’t take but we scored the penalties and won it, which is the most important thing.”