Álvaro Morata had 24 minutes in the game against Real Sociedad last weekend. The Spanish striker scored a great goal in a superb counter-attack to seal the victory against the Basque team. There is a big debate in the Spanish capital about whether Benzema or Morata should play in the attacking line.
Karim Benzema has all the confidence from Zinedine Zidane. The manager always defends him when he speaks in public. The French striker has appeared in 12 occasions in the line-up in La Liga, whereas Morata has only played 6 times from the beginning. The numbers don’t lie and the French striker has played 968 minutes in La Liga and the Spaniard 656 minutes. Although Benzema has had much more minutes, Morata has scored one goal more so far, finding the net 6 times in the Spanish competition.
For this reason, many people think that Morata deserves more opportunities. When he came out of the bench on Sunday, he showed great skills, movements and speed. Actually, in the goal scored, Morata touched the ball in his own field and then run very fast to finish the counter attack. The Spaniard has been recently linked to Chelsea and Juventus and it’s very likely that he could change team at the end of the current season if he doesn’t enjoy more minutes with Real Madrid.
Real Madrid fans booed Benzema at Santiago Bernabéu when his name was announced through the speakers. The supporters don’t understand his lack of commitment in the Copa del Rey tie against Celta de Vigo and every time Benzema touched the ball against Real Sociedad he could listen to some whistles at the stadium.
Having a look at the numbers, Álvaro Morata deserves an opportunity to show his quality from the beginning. However, Zidane said several times that the BBC is untouchable. This includes Karim Benzema, but the French striker has to wake up if he wants to have the support from his own fans.