All About Benzema: Bernabéu Bites 09.24.14

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

Today's Bernabéu Bites focuses on Karim Benzema's prominence in several press write-ups concerning Real Madrid. All articles posted below are in English, so take a read and use the comments section to let us know if you agree or disagree with the authors' stance on Benzema's start to the 2013-2014 season.

  • ESPN's resident Real Madrid correspondent Nicholas Rigg addressed Karim Benzema's "so-far disappointing season" in his post-Getafe-match post. Despite an impressive brace in the Champions League against Galatasaray, Benzema finds himself under the Bernabéu's microscope after missing three chances on the weekend. Do you agree with Rigg's take?
  • Continuing on the topic of Benzema, MARCA reports that Karim feels disappointed in his missed opportunities but will continue demonstrating more zest, passion and communication on the pitch to supplement his formidable talent.
  • In a noticeable contradiction of editorial opinion, MARCA features two stories on Karim Benzema in its English-language home page. Hugo Cerezo's article, titled "Real Shields Benzema: Florentino Rules Out New Winter Signings," states: "Support for the French player is demonstrated in every game. Ancelotti has no doubt who his number '9' is." Positive statement, right? Mouse on over to Felipe Del Campo's column titled "Benzema versus Benzema" on the very same page and you'll find the following quote: "He is a controversial figure for France, Ancelotti is not a fan, and in Chamartín, they only empathize with him. He will go in January." So, which is it, MARCA?
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