Real Madrid will face this week Legia Warsaw in the Champions League. After Real Madrid victories against Athletic and Alavés a new debate has opened, who should be in the line up in the next matches, Benzema or Morata. The good performances of the Spaniard striker in the last matches could give him a different role.
Karim Benzema started the season with an injury in his hip and Morata was the striker of Los Blancos in the first games of the regular season. The French striker has only scored four goals and his level is quite below as the one he had last year when he scored 24 goals in La Liga and four in the Champions League. Maybe the French striker is perturbed because his national team doesn’t include him in the list since September 2015. French national team coach, Didier Deschamps, said a few month ago: “Benzema is absent because of the welfare of our national team”, after the alleged blackmail with his national team partner Mathieu Valbuena.
Morata signed with Los Blancos last summer transfer market by an amount of €30M from Juventus Torino. The young Spaniard grew as a player in the Calcio and nowadays is an incredible striker. Real Madrid youngster is having great performances as a substitute and maybe Zidane gives him the opportunity of being in the starting 11 in the next matches replacing Benzema. Morata is now the top scorer of Los Blancos with 5 goals, three in the regular season, two in Champions League against Sporting Lisbon and Legia Warsaw and two goals in La Copa del Rey. The Spaniard striker has only been in four line ups of La Liga in the ten games Los Blancos have played so far and he has played as a substitute in the three matches of the Champions League.
Now is the moment for Zidane to decide whether Morata has to play or Benzema. Perhaps the Spanish player deserves an opportunity in the Champions League against Legia Warsaw?