Zinedine Zidane has several problems in the squad. The manager was very angry and disappointed after the second draw in a row at home. Zizou said in press conference that the team has to play much better if they want to fight for titles. Besides, he lost one important player for this month of September: Karim Benzema.
The French striker had to leave the pitch in the 26th minute after feeling pain in his knee. At the first moment, it didn’t look very serious, but the forward couldn’t walk anymore and he had to be substituted by Gareth Bale.
After the game, Zidane confirmed the injury and Real Madrid published a statement in their website: “Following tests carried out on Karim Benzema at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in the semimembranosus of his right leg. His recovery will continue to be assessed”, said the statement.
Benzema will be out of the pitches at least one month for this muscular injury. So Zidane has to find some solutions because the team has no striker in the squad, apart from Borja Mayoral, who hasn’t showed his quality yet with Los Blancos.
At least, Cristiano Ronaldo could be back with the team in the debut in the Champions League on Wednesday against APOEL. However, the Portuguese striker will miss the next game in La Liga against Real Sociedad away, so Zidane won’t have Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema or Marcelo -he was sent off against Levante- available.
The manager will have to look for a solution. Against Levante, Gareth Bale played as a forward, but the Welshman is not used to play in this role and he didn’t look really fit. Bale had a clear chance to score in the last minutes, but he missed a clear chance in the last minutes of the game after a header. Meanwhile, Morata is scoring goals with Chelsea…