Zidane backs Karim Benzema despite striker’s struggles


Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane again backed Karim Benzema despite the striker’s struggles continuing in LaLiga.

The Frenchman has netted just five league goals this campaign, again unable to strike in Madrid’s 2-1 victory at Malaga on Sunday.

Zidane insisted Benzema – who has just nine goals in all competitions – would continue working hard.

“Karim is never going to throw in the towel. Of course he’d love to score and he’s had opportunities to do so,” he said.

“All he was lacking was the goal, he’ll keep going. It’s been a tough year for him in this regard.”


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