Real Madrid fans are tired of Karim Benzema and they showed it again in the game against UD Las Palmas at home. The French striker missed a very clear chance in the second minute and he was unable to hit the ball with the head after a great cross from Marco Asensio. It wasn’t again a good game for him and he was substituted while was booed by the supporters.
The patience of the fans is running out. Benzema is much more than scoring goals, but his performances are really poor, also in his way of playing. If we add the problems with the goal and that there are no competitors, the fans get nervous with Karim Benzema.
Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo have only scored one goal in La Liga. This is a serious problem for the team. Asensio and Isco are the topscorers in this competition with only four goals. This is a rara avis in the recent history of the club and it’s affecting the performance in La Liga.
Cristiano Ronaldo left the pitch very angry because he was unable to score again. However, he did a good match, giving one assist and participating in the game. Obviously, when he doesn’t score he leaves the pitch angry, as Zidane or Sergio Ramos admitted, but it’s a matter of time that this situation changes.
The issue comes with Karim Benzema. Supporters still miss Álvaro Morata and his goals, especially when Benzema seems completely stuck with the rival goal. He’s going to stay in the Spanish capital to train and hopefully he can improve his performances. Besides, Gareth Bale should also be back to face Atlético Madrid, so it’s another option for the attacking line.
Right now, Casemiro, Ceballos or Gareth Bale have scored more goals in La Liga than Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema. Do you think Mayoral should have more opportunities or Zidane should still be confident with Benzema?