Gonzalo Higuain was delighted with his goal in Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over Espanyol last night.

"The truth is that I really needed this goal for my confidence," said the Argentine at the final whistle. "I could hear the murmurs from the crowd, I knew they were becoming anxious before I scored.

"I believe that the team is very strong and united. We have shown it because we had to fight hard and we did so. We began a goal down, but our will allowed us to comeback."