Real Madrid Being Inconsistent with Performance

Real Madrid is having a stop-start season and hasn't been able to settle into a rhythm lately. There were hopes that their 5-2 victory over Liverpool at Anfield would set the stage for a solid finish to the season. However, subsequent performances include a 1-1 draw with 10-man Atletico Madrid and a 1-0 loss to an injury-plagued Barcelona team. Additionally, both matches were held at Santiago Bernabeu. That is undoubtedly cause for concern.

This season, Real Madrid is still competing in all three major competitions. However, none of them have them as a favorite. Benzema is one player whose performance mirrors that of the club. The Frenchman gave an outstanding performance at Anfield but was terrible against Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Throughout the season, he has struggled with fitness issues, preventing him from gaining momentum. Relevo also reported that Benzema's apathy baffles the club and coach because they believe he is thinking elsewhere.

It is reflected in his record, the coaching staff's other data, and his emotions during every game and practice. Benzema is the ongoing Ballon d'Or holder. However, his 2022/23 campaign has been disappointing up until this point. In his 26 appearances, he has recorded 18 goals and five assists, according to Transfermarkt statistics. Many of them have come from the spot kick.
Additionally, it is essential to note that Benzema is 35 years old and has struggled this season with several injuries. Real Madrid cannot, therefore, continue to rely on him to be the leading man for many years to come. Moreover, the club would hope their star performer comes back in form with important matches coming up. Real Madrid next faces Barcelona. This match is another important match in the season for the club as the friend would be rooting for a famous win.