Victory over Dynamo essential for Real - Capello
MADRID, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello said on Monday it is essential his side take all three points from the visit of Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Having lost their opening game 2-0 against Olympique Lyon two weeks ago Real are third in Group E behind the French side and Steaua Bucharest.
'Dynamo are a dangerous side away from home. They are good on the counter with some very quick players, and effective in the air from corners,' Capello told a news conference.
'It is a very important game. It is fundamental for us. Victories bring confidence and this is vital.'
Although Real are only kept off the top of the Primera Liga table by goal difference from Barcelona, they have been criticised for their conservative football this season.
A disciplined if dull 1-0 away win over Real Betis on Saturday made it four outings unbeaten in the league.
But Capello repeated his opinion that the team he has put together need to be given time to adapt.
'It is a new team and the players are happy, motivated and working well,' he said.
'What we have achieved so far in four games in the league is good. It was just the Lyon game where we were poor in defence.
'It isn't possible to perform miracles in two months. Barcelona have had three years playing together and Valencia (third in the league) have also had more time than us.'