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Rafa Responds To Benzema's 'Fed Up' Comment

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez has responded to forward Karim Benzema's "fed up" comments made regarding his boss' continuous substituting of him.

Read: 'Fed Up' Benzema: Ask Benitez Why He Subs Me

The Frenchman hit out at the Spaniard after Sunday night's derby against Atletico Madrid, in which he was taken off having continued his good goalscoring run of six La Liga strikes in as many matches.

Benitez has now commented on what Benzema said in the press, admitting he understands his striker's frustrations.

"Benzema's words don't bother me. I love Karim, he's a phenomenon," he told COPE.

"I'd also be angry if I'm on a scoring streak and the manager decides to take me off."

In the six league matches Benzema has played this season, he has only completed 90 minutes once – ironically, it was the only game he failed to score in.

The Frenchman also completed the full match in Real's first UEFA Champions League outing against Shakhtar Donetsk, but only played 67 minutes against Malmo.

Read: Benitez: Why I Took Benzema Off

The striker has scored seven goals in eight matches across all competitions this season.

Do you think Benzema deserves to always be taken off by Benitez? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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