Zidane: I Will Not Sign A Replacement For This Star
Zinedine Zidane: I Will Not Sign A Replacement For This Star
After Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over Al Jazira in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup, Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane revealed he would not be signing a replacement for one of his misfiring stars.
France international Karim Benzema failed to score yet again for the Spanish giants on Wednesday after missing numerous chances and being denied by the woodwork.
There have been reports Real could be looking to bring in another striker in the January transfer window, but Zidane has quashed those claims.
"I'm not going to ask for it (a signing) at all," Zidane said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
"Karim is excellent, he has not scored. You can always give an opinion, it seems that Karim has to score consistently, he has played well, he has moved well, he and Cristiano.
"I'm a little disappointed because he wanted to score, I'm happy with everyone's game. Yes, we have suffered, but it happens in football, sometimes (the ball) does not want to go in and we have to play with this from time to time."
The 29-year-old has made 18 appearances for Los Blancos so far this season, scoring five goals and assisting a further three strikes.
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