Yesterday marked four years since the Madrid announced the signing of Benzema. It was the third neo- galactic of Florentine in his second stint in the presidency after Cristiano and Kaka. It paid for the 35 million to Lyon. More than 35,000 Real Madrid excited attended your presentation at the Bernabeu Stadium and heard a sense the President’s speech: “Dear Karim, this t-shirt is that asked years ago in your Lyon. Today your wish is fulfilled, already forms part of the club you love always”.
Today, Benzema is still the big bet of the club for nine, but their performance has not been according to the expectation that rose its signing. Only a great Benzema 2011-12 campaigns in which he scored 32 goals in all competitions.
Their average total is high (88 so many in 10.796 minutes, one every 122′) but usually click on parties of rank. Without going any further, last season. It was incumbent on the first leg of the Super Cup at the Camp Nou and not marked (the Madrid fell 3-2). Not even in the League visit to Barcelona (2-2). Neither in the two derbies against Atletico. In the Champions League was not decisive, despite his goal to the Borussia in the return of semifinals 2-0. And in the last-ditch effort to save the season, the Cup final, went largely unnoticed. Their numbers also fell: was their worst year (21 goals) since his season debut (which only scored 9).
Problems. Since he arrived he did not get a regular path. In the first year not convinced Pellegrini (played 17 matches of holder) and cost him joining. They also began their affaires with cars and speed. In the Mourinho era, Portuguese took its best version in 2011-12, but was not always this way. In fact, in 2010 asked another nine: “If you have a dog to hunt, fighters more; “If you have a cat hunts, but less”. The club finished bringing Adebayor for six months.
For the next season is still a mystery. Whether the idea of the club is to let as a single forward reference (with Morata, top scorer of the under 21 European competitions) or, if Higuain will finally be, will get another front of guarantees to fight the post…