Real Madrid star points finger at Ronaldo, Zidane for struggles

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has reportedly had enough of being blamed for his club’s problems in front of goal this season and has pointed the finger elsewhere.

The reigning La Liga champions drew another black as they were held to a goalless draw at city rivals Atletico on Saturday night.

And after feeling that too much of the blame was being put on him, Diario Gol claims that the Frenchman let his frustrations be known to Real president Florentino Perez over Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane’s roles in what has been a tough start to the season.

The weekend result sees Real sitting 10 points behind leaders Barcelona, a difference that will be almost impossible to make up.

Benzema, who was hauled off with 14 minutes to go against Atletico, reportedly feels that he would get more joy if Ronaldo wasn’t continually running into spaces that he should be occupying.

The 29-year-old is also said to feel that Real coach Zidane is indulging Ronaldo because of his star status within the team.

The report goes on to state that the former Lyon hitman, who has scored 182 goals in 378 appearances for Real, could also look to move on if things don’t change quickly at The Bernabeu.