Real Madrid’s new coach, Julen Lopetegui offered flattery to his team’s mainstay striker, Karim Benzema who scored twice in the match against Leganes earlier this morning (02/09). According to Lopetegui, Benzema could be even sharper and support him to score 40 goals in a season.
As is well known, Karim Benzema is indeed one of Real Madrid’s mainstay players who have been performing powerfully over the past few years. In fact, in the 2017/18 campaign yesterday, the Frenchman was only able to package no less than five goals in the Spanish La Liga stage. This situation had led to speculation of his departure in the summer transfer market this year.
Benzema finally remained at Real Madrid and it can be said that his appearance at the start of this season was very satisfying. How come? From three matches Real Madrid have played in the Spanish La Liga this season, the former Marseille player managed to pack no less than four goals, two of which were scored in the party against Leganes on Sunday morning (02/09) local time.
In that match, Real Madrid who played as the host managed to win with the final score 4-1. After the match, Julen Lopetegui revealed this 30-year-old striker could still develop better. The former of Spain national team’s coach supports Benzema to score 40 goals this season.
“Why not? Why can’t he finish this season with 30 or 40 goals? The most important is the team and goals are the work of the entire team. Benzema is a great player and always does. What he did was an award for him. He is happy and helps the team, and it will remain like this, “said Lopetegui as reported by Marca.