Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema problems confirmed by Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane: Karim Benzema's rewards will come despite his struggles Zidane: Benzema will come good again
Felix Bryan | 21 April, 2018, 03:54

Bale joined Real Madrid back in 2013 after a move for a then world record fee of €100.8 million from English side Tottenham Hotspur and has aided the La Liga giants to three Champions League titles one Copa Del Rey and one League title ever since.

Benzema, however, has been a regular at Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane this season and, on ability alone, would nearly certainly make the squad in Russian Federation this summer.

The Welshman's stock seems to have plummeted in recent months, but Zidane has denied Bale is unhappy at the club.

Before the young Frenchman, club's legendary Welsh Ryan Giggs, who Bale grew up idolizing, wore the shirt number for the club for around 20 years.

'They don't come across as sad to me.

Zidane went on to speak about Benzema specifically, backing his compatriot to rediscover to his best form. "I said after the last game that both of them want to score more but besides that they're working great".

Real face Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final next week, and Zidane said Bale was rested for the Malaga clash with that game in mind, as was Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane.

"What I don't like is when people attack me when I play well, even if I don't score".

"It always happens in a team where you have some players on good form and that is what happening at the minute".

The Wales global is fully fit again, but has struggled to nail down a regular spot under Zidane.

Benzema endured a hard 2016-2017 season, his injuries often derailing him and leaving space for Alvaro Morata, who ended up with more La Liga goals despite only appearing in a relief role.

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