The Brazilian footballer, Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior, has said that his Real Madrid team-mate Karim Benzema is going through a lean patch at the moment and the team management should back him. As per Marcelo, Benzema has got class and he would not take much time to be back in form again. Benzema has joined the team very late in this season. He was having a bit of break after playing in the Euro Cup 2012. But, after joining the team, he hasn’t been able to show the same kind of spunk which he is known for.
Real Madrid has been doing well in the pre season matches, but, in the match against Benfica, the team’s performance was very poor and the team was defeated by a profound margin of 5-2. After that defeat, Benzema has been criticized a lot for not showing enough enthusiasm on the field. But, Marcelo said that Benzema is that kind of player who always gives his 100% for the team. It is true that he is not playing at his best at the moment, but, his commitment to the team should not be questioned. As per Marcelo, Benzema has played a lot of football in the recent times and he might be a bit tired.
Benzema joined Real Madrid in 2009. In the first two seasons, he used to play as the substitute, but, in the last season, he regularly featured in the first team and played as the main striker of the club. Benzema proved his utility in the team and performed consistently in the whole season. Due to his brilliant form, he was included in the French National Football team for the Euro Cup 2012.
Despite the poor performances of Benzema in the pre season matches, there have been speculations that he would continue to play as the main striker of the club in the upcoming season.