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Bale and Benzema ready to spearhead Madrid charge again

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Bale and Benzema ready to spearhead Madrid charge again


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14 Sep 2018, 18:29 IST

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Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema

Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema have made flying begins to the LaLiga season and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui needs extra of the similar from his forwards at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Bale and Benzema have answered impressively to the departure in their outdated attacking best friend Cristiano Ronaldo and have seven objectives between them from Madrid’s 3 victorious top-flight video games to date.

Benzema hitting the objective path again after a few tough seasons and tentative hopes that Bale has put his health woes in the back of him bode smartly as Los Blancos start their newest Champions League defence towards Roma subsequent week.

“He’s come back in great shape, no problems,” Lopetegui mentioned of Bale at a information convention after the Wales celebrity scored in his nation’s Four-1 Nations League demolition of Republic of Ireland and finished 90 mins of their apply up recreation within the festival towards Denmark that they misplaced 2-Zero.

“He played 180 minutes but the last one was last Sunday. He’s got over that.”

Bale has been nominated for the Puskas Award thank you to his impressive overhead kick in closing season’s Champions League ultimate win over Liverpool.

“About the prize, I don’t really need to go into that. I don’t like individual prizes. The best prize for a goal is to celebrate it,” Lopetegui mentioned.

“I hope that my players always win it, but I am a little bit biased.”

Bale would possibly were the hero on that instance, however Benzema scored Madrid’s opener and braces within the Four-1 wins over Leganes and Girona imply the French striker is just one shy of the 5 objectives he controlled within the entirety of the LaLiga season closing time round.

“I’m not surprised, I think he’s a great player,” Lopetegui mentioned. “He’s very mature now. He’s at the most productive degree of his occupation. It does not wonder me.

“What we wish him to do is to proceed like that and give us his perfect.”

Lopetegui pushed aside studies linking him to a transfer for Porto midfielder Hector Herrera, explaining a talk over with to his former place of job all over the world wreck as the basis of the idea.

“That’s one thing that is been made up,” he said. “I went to Porto with my circle of relatives and it is not true.”

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