Reyes delighted at Madrid goal
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jose Antonio Reyes has revealed his delight at scoring for his new side Real Madrid.
New Real Madrid winger Jose Antonio Reyes has ranked scoring on his home debut as one of the happiest moments of his life.
The Spanish star scored an expertly struck free kick to give Real the lead in their 2-0 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Having joined on loan from Arsenal on the final day of the transfer window, Reyes was keen to impress his new home supporters.
He was one of only a few players to come out of the first half with any credit, and continued his form into the second period.
The 23-year-old started the game in the place of David Beckham, but the ex-England captain was not to be outdone, replacing Reyes after his goal and grabbing one for himself late on.
Reyes, who scored just 23 goals in 110 appearances for Arsenal, was keen to open his Real account, but admits the team's performance was not the most convincing.
"Sociedad came to play with 11 players at the back and it's always difficult to play against teams like that," he told Real Madrid's website.
"But we have to look at the positive side of the game. We won and the team showed character."
Real sit fourth in La Liga, after drawing their first game against Villarreal and beating Levante 4-1 in their second outing. Next up for the Spanish giants is 10th placed Real Betis, who were defeated by Reyes' old team Sevilla at the weekend.
Despite their unbeaten start to the league season, Fabio Capello's side are already two points behind rivals Barcelona, who have made their best start to a league season since 1999.