In the latest episode of Three Minute Myths we look at whether Benzema’s contribution has indeed been sub-par.
Whilst Benzema has been a step below his peers in raw goalscoring terms, there’s a bit more nuance to be had in analysing his overall contribution (particularly given he plays alongside a goalscoring mammoth in the form of Cristiano Ronaldo).
The Frenchman, it turns out, does offer an outlet going forward. But not in the way that a traditional No.9 might. And it’s this unique form of contribution that makes him, at least according to this week’s Three Minute Myths, a valuable asset to Real Madrid – despite his low goals tally.