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Mourinho On Real Without Ronaldo

Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho, who has been heavily linked with a return to Real Madrid, has given his take on how the team has been getting on without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Los Blancos have looked a lot more vulnerable without the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who scored 450 goals in 438 matches for the Spanish giants before he left for Juventus.

Mourinho believes other players, not just striker Karim Benzema, need to step up and contribute in the goals department in Ronaldo's absence.

"The fact they lost a player like Cristiano that scored 30, 40 or 50 goals a season – you need a different approach," he said, according to Express Sport.

"Somebody else has to score, everybody needs to do a little bit more.

"Benzema is able to do that, he is scoring more than before, he is working harder.

"But the players from the sides are not scoring enough goals."

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Benzema has scored 20 goals across all competitions for Real so far this season, while the second highest scorer at the club is Gareth Bale with 13 strikes, followed by centre-back Sergio Ramos with 11 goals.

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