Zidane backs Madrid striker Benzema

first_imgReal Madrid He’s getting better – Zidane backs Benzema Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 08:34 10/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) KarimBenzema - Cropped Getty Images Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Zinédine Zidane Karim Benzema After the French striker couldn’t find the net against Tottenham, his countryman said he is improving every day Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane backed Karim Benzema, insisting the striker was still improving despite his missed chances against Tottenham.Los Blancos 6/1 to beat Eibar 3-0A Raphael Varane own goal gave Spurs the lead on Tuesday before Cristiano Ronaldo’s equaliser from the penalty spot prior to half-time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Benzema missed a fifth-minute opportunity before being denied by an incredible Hugo Lloris save from close range shortly after the break in what was the striker’s second game back from a hamstring injury.Zidane talked up the save from Lloris, who used his left foot to somehow keep out the Benzema header.”I’ve not spoken to him. He would have liked to have scored the goal, but as for the Lloris save, if we replayed it 10 times he’d only keep it out once and tonight was that one time,” Zidane said after the 1-1 Champions League draw.”Karim looks like he always does to me, every day he’s getting better.”He scored in Getafe and could have scored today. Patience is the key and we’re now thinking about the next game.”Here are some of the best photos from this evening’s draw against @SpursOfficial.#RMUCL pic.twitter.com/z8H8XBPh3h— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) October 17, 2017Benzema has scored just two goals in eight games in all competitions this season for Madrid, who host Eibar in La Liga on Sunday.last_img