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Karim Benzema has not maintained the desired regularity in the first months of competition. The French has a season of ups and downs, where he has alternated moments of brilliance with others of disappearance. For this reason, the Frenchman has already received criticism after the matches played so far between all competitions.
The former Olympique Lyon The course started very well. He scored a goal in the European Super Cup in front of Atlético de Madrid, despite the defeat suffered by his team. These good feelings were confirmed in the first days of The league. Benzema scored another four goals in the first three days, which made the Frenchman hope he had recovered his best level, which dazzled the Madrid fans in different stages.
However, after the meeting in front of Leganés in day 3, to those who made a double, his level goleador went down. So much so that Benzema chained eight games without seeing the door between domestic competition and Champions League, which made the criticism worse. But it seems that the French has left behind this bad run and begins to show the good performance of the start of the campaign.
In recent games, Benzema's level of play has risen again. Already before I raised, in day 9, had a good performance. Despite coming off the bench and not see the door, it was the starting point of the resurgence of the striker, who has been reunited with the goal against the Viktoria Pilsen and the Melilla, in two of the last three duels.
The arrival of Solari, a new opportunity
With Julen Lopetegui on the bench, Benzema did not lack confidence. The Basque always bet on the French to occupy the post of striker in the starting lineup. After the dismissal of the former Spanish election and the arrival of Santiago Solari, this situation will not change, so it has a new opportunity to return to be one of the best in the world in its position.
For the Argentinean, Benzema returns to be the nine holder of the Real Madrid. The Frenchman has the confidence of the coach and the minutes to get back to have the scoring continuity of the beginning of the season, and to make all the Madrid fans dream of seeing that striker again who made the fans of their seats get up.
The Lyon striker has successfully started this new stage in the Copa del Rey. The game against Melilla, although it is true that it was not against a rival of the highest demand, allows Benzema to maintain the scoring streak that began against Viktoria Pilsen in the Champions League and face the best possible way the next matches. In addition, he became the only player to have scored in four different competitions this season.
The ownership, secured in the next matches
Benzema has almost assured ownership in the next matches. Without Mariano, by injury, Solari only has the French as the only center forward of the team, so his presence in the team, except surprise, is almost mandatory. In this situation, the battering ram has to give his best.
Benzema has to step up even more in the coming weeks, starting with the game from this Saturday against the Valladolid. The weight in attack, as for the front, will fall on the '9' merengue, next to Gareth Bale, And from French it depends, to a great extent, that the goals go up to the scoreboard and the victories keep coming. The continuity in terms of game and goals depend solely on Benzema. Only having good performances in the next matches will finally get the criticism to end and the situation of Real Madrid in La Liga and Champions League improve, returning the team to the position it deserves in both competitions.
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