Zinedine Zidane hits back at criticism of Real Madrid star
Benzema has been Real Madrid’s No.9 since joining from Lyon back in 2009, contributing 189 goals in 189 appearances across all competitions.
But the France international has come in for heavy criticism this season after getting on the scoresheet just eight times so far.
The 30-year-old squandered a number of chances to put the game to bed in the 2-1 win over Paris St-Germain on Tuesday.
But Zidane has offered support to his striker, claiming his goal record speaks for itself.
“His record speaks for itself, he is the No. 9 of Real Madrid”
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