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Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema shrugs off hat-trick

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema shrugged off their 5-3 friendly defeat of Fenerbahce.

Just as he was when the results weren't going his way, the French striker is placing all his focus on the start of the 2019/20 season.

"Let me tell you something, this is called pre-season," he told reporters after scoring a hat-trick in Wednesday's victory.

"Pre-season is about getting to a high level for when the league starts.

"We're working a lot on a physical level and on a tactical level.

"Criticism is normal after losing a derby and conceding seven, but that's in the past and we need to keep working.

"I urge the fans to believe in us because we need them.

"I have a good feeling about this season.

"I feel good on an individual level too, although I still need more training sessions."

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