Throughout the summer, Real Madrid has been working hard to reduce the team's salary, but Real Madrid still has four centers in the first team. More importantly, Zidane only trusts Benzema.
Take Mariano as an example. He is not in Zidane's plan. He was also told that it is best to leave the team, but he refused to leave. Counting Jovic and Mayoral, Real Madrid's three substitute forwards add up to 22 million euros before tax. Real Madrid's bench is luxurious enough.
After Cristiano Ronaldo left, Real Madrid's center position fell into chaos, and it has not been resolved so far. Although Benzema worked hard, it was far from enough. Florentino is unwilling to spend money this summer, his eyes have been set on the summer of 2021.
In the past two seasons, Benzema has played very well, and Zidane also trusts him completely. But the problem is that Real Madrid's goals are still too few and lack of other firepower. The difficulty of scoring is also a major problem that plagued Real Madrid last season.
During the coaching of Castilla, Zidane usually used two strikers, but after coaching the first team, Zidane usually only used one striker. Zidane hopes that Asensio and Hazard will come back as soon as possible to help the offense in the frontcourt.
In addition, Vinicius and Rodrigo are very talented, but they have not yet assumed the responsibility of Real Madrid's offensive end. Zidane is also aware of this. However, Zidane pays more attention to them than Jovic and Mariano. If Benzema is injured, Zidane is more inclined to two Brazilian talents.
Real Madrid’s offense is difficult.