Real Madrid: Don’t overreact when Karim Benzema struggles

Real Madrid, Karim Benzema (Photo by David Aliaga/MB Media/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Karim Benzema (Photo by David Aliaga/MB Media/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored his 250th goal for the club and currently is fifth in the all-time top scorer list of the club. He doesn’t deserve criticism from fans when he struggles.

Real Madrid No. 9 Karim Benzema is in his 12th season with the Los Blancos, he has become one the best striker in Real Madrid’s history. The journey for the french man has not been easy, Benzema is heavily criticized in media, and sometimes his fan base. Benzema is a No. 9, so it’s quite obvious everyone expects a lot of goals. But it’s quite an arduous job for a player to give their best in every game.

In the last clash against Levante, Real Madrid No. 9 Benzema scored his 250th goal for the club. Benzema is more of a playmaker and he needs time to settle in the game. He is not a complete striker, he plays on the wings creating chances for his fellow mates. Madrid is blessed to have such a versatile striker who keeps bringing assists and goals for the club.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is different from your average No. 9

After Cristiano Ronaldo left the Spanish capital the Los Blancos side struggle to get more goals they have been looking for. Karim Benzema has played a vital part in the club since then, he was the top scorer for the club in each season he has played after Ronaldo departed. Ronaldo and Benzema were an amazing duo they won many silverwares together and not to forget how Benzema used to help the Portuguese star for his goals.

Not only Benzema, but Zidane is also criticized for playing Benzema all the time. But he is the man in charge he knows more than any of us, but playing the young guns is a need but when it comes to experience Benzema is way ahead than any of them. It’s on Zidane how he manages his squad, and he may play all his strikers simultaneously.

Benzema is not a complete goal scorer this might be the reason he is criticized so much as most of the fans expect goals from a No. 9. But Benzema is different and it’s high time everyone needs to understand his contribution, enthusiasm, and gameplay in this club. He sometimes struggles on the pitch but doubting his ability is wrong and demanding something is a lack of patience. Benzema is more than a striker on the pitch.

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Benzema is a leader, he is an influencer and guides the young lads like Vinicius and Rodrygo very well in the game. He is currently in the fifth position on the all-time goal scorer list will surely climb up in the list. With all these criticism Benzema still manages to give out staggering performances. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny the fact that he is one of the best strikers in Real Madrid’s history.