In the last season the famous number 9 of Real Madrid, Karim Benzema proved fruitful in bagging goals for the Los Blancos. Since the departure of the best footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018, Benzema came out of the shadow and took the role of a leader up front – he not only scored goals but also, dropped in the midfield to mobilize the center of the park whenever needed.
Karim Benzema in 20/21 season:
?11 Games (10 Starts)
?18 Chances Created
?15 Key Passes
✅Most Creative Player
Good start from Benzi. pic.twitter.com/0AKeW8pVyv
— Michael (@FaIseNueve) November 11, 2020
Real Madrid had been benefited and their attack in this season, yet again, depends heavily on Benzema. Yes, Benzema has been scoring goals, but with time, age takes its toll as well and thus, the sharpness tends to fade. It’s not that Benzema has been blunt this season so far, but it is always better to look for the future, where Real Madrid have the quality available under their wings.
How much Real Madrid could fetch most out of its attackers revolving around Benzema remained the focal point of interest this interest. The wide players like Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes, and Marco Asensio have been delivering whenever they are given the playing time.
Why not Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes, and Marco Asensio take the role as the front three of Real Madrid?
For the future, this could be a very good move.
If anyone questions about who should be the number 9 instead of Benzema, then he or she must not forget, Rodrygo Goes is a forward and can play as a pure number 9. He has proved such while playing for the Brazil Under-23 squad.
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⚽ 61' @RodrygoGoes#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/4LSvZW7j8Y
— Real Madrid C.F. ???? (@realmadriden) November 14, 2020
He played as a center-forward against South Korea and score goals and scored again in the clash against Egypt in Cairo, where he was at his very best.
In Real Madrid, Rodrygo goes has only evolved – while playing as a winger, he developed those notorious cut-backs inside and polished his finishing touches in the final third. He is able to exploit the angles and does not shy to prove himself as the real fox in the box whenever the opportunity comes to discover himself in the center-forward position.
Una pasión! REAL MADRID! ??⚽️? pic.twitter.com/CPJ2JRZfNy
— Vini Jr. (@vinijr) October 24, 2020
Rodrygo Goes knows how to score goals and there is no need to worry about the next number 9 of Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, in the wider areas, Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio have proved their mantle. Asensio can score goals while Vinicius is still trying to improve his finishing in the final third. But, the astonishing pace amalgamated with dribbling qualities makes Vinicius a dangerous customer in the final third, which split opens the defence and creates the platform for the center-forward to exploit.
I think @RodrygoGoes can easily play as the number 9 for @realmadriden with @vinijr and Marco Asensio on the wings. Zinedine Zidane would be benefited if he allows this trio to spend more time together. They can be devastating.
— Faisal Caesar (@faisalyorker1) November 19, 2020
Benzema can miss many apart from scoring, but Rodrygo Goes can be more clinical if played as the number 9.
Real Madrid have had enough with Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard.
They cannot deliver anything.
Let Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes, and Marco Asensio take over.