Although Zinedine Zidane said “we are not in crisis”, the reality is that Real Madrid have lost 6 of the last 9 points played in La Liga. After being top of the table for the first six games, Atlético de Madrid have now overcome the city rivals in the table whereas FC Barcelona failed on Sunday to win the three points against Celta, so the big rivals are still behind.
One of the main issues Real Madrid are having is the BBC bad moment. The three Real Madrid stars, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are not playing as they should be and the team is lacking their goals in the last games. For instance, against Eibar, the team only needed one goal in the second half to get the three points but the score didn’t move.
Cristiano Ronaldo has only scored one goal in all seven games in La Liga. The Portuguese missed the first three games due to an injury and he scored in his debut against Osasuna but he has failed to score since then. Against Eibar he was frustrated because he had many chances and he was angry in Las Palmas game after been substituted by Zidane. We have to go until the season 2010-11 to see the same stats from Cristiano. Then, he finished the season with 40 goals in 34 games in La Liga.
Gareth Bale started the season really well and he even scored two goals in the season debut at Anoeta. The Welshman looked very fit after his superb Euro but he failed to score again until last Sunday. Bale didn’t show a great performance neither in the Champions League and he is not showing the great skill of the last games in the past season.
Karim Benzema is the BBC worst player. The French striker looks very slow and out of the games so far. He has only scored two goals -Espanyol and Las Palmas- in the five games he has played so far in La Liga. There are some people saying that Morata should have more opportunities until the French player recover himself.
Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane need the BBC to achieve all the goals this season. We have to wait two weeks until Los Blancos next game. Hopefully Real Madrid stars will show a better performance against Betis.