Milito plays down Real revenge mission
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Independiente star saw a dream move to Madrid collapse during the summer after the reigning Spanish champions pulled the plug on his transfer due to concerns over his fitness.
The 23-year-old subsequently signed for Zaragoza, but claims his superb performance against Real was not motivated by a desire for revenge, but rather by the need to secure points for his struggling employers.
"I am happy because we played a good game against a great team," stated Milito.
"I never saw it that way (as revenge against Real), I took it as an important game for us in which we needed to take points, and luckily we did.
"All games are going to be special until we manage to make ourselves safer in terms of the points we have, and getting away from the bottom of the league.
"The game against Espanyol is equally as special because we are not in a comfortable position."
Milito also went on to explain that his understanding with fellow Zaragoza central defender Alvaro was improving all the time.
"Game by game we are feeling better and getting to know each other better, and I hope to continue on that road."