Samuel: We have won respect
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Walter Samuel believes that Real Madrid have won respect.Walter Samuel believes that Real Madrid's recent form has finally won the side the respect they deserve.
The Argentine defender has been a key part of Real's six-match winning streak, and believes that the victories have made people aware of their quality once more.
"I think that we have won respect now," said Samuel.
"Until recently each team that played against us thought they had a chance of getting points from the match.
"Now they have less faith in themselves, and that is good for us.
"On the other hand we trust ourselves a little more and we are looking to how we get back on level terms with Barcelona.
"Someone said that in March we will top the table, but I only care about topping the table at the end of the season."