Zidane still backing struggling Benzema

16 April 2018

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane again backed Karim Benzema despite the striker`s struggles continuing in LaLiga.

The Frenchman has netted just five league goals this campaign, again unable to strike in Madrid`s 2-1 victory at Malaga on Sunday.

Zidane insisted Benzema – who has just nine goals in all competitions – would continue working hard.

Karim is never going to throw in the towel. Of course he`d love to score and he`s had opportunities to do so, he said.

All he was lacking was the goal, he`ll keep going. It`s been a tough year for him in this regard.

A player that did shine in Zidane`s 100th win in charge of Madrid was Isco, who opened the scoring and set up Casemiro.

Zidane was delighted for the former Malaga midfielder after the 25-year-old starred at the Estadio La Rosaleda.

I`m pleased with his performance and his goal. It`s his home and he had a great game. I`m thrilled for him and for the team, he said.

This is where he grew up and he deserved that kind of reception.

He`s been an important player for Malaga and today he`s crucial for Real Madrid.

source : fourfourtwo.com

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