Karim Benzema has had its best start to the season in over a decade real Madridafter scoring five goals and assisting four more in the first four LaLiga Santander games in 2021/22.
If the Frenchman can continue to score at this pace, he would be well on his way to surpassing his personal record of 32 goals (in all competitions) from 2011/12. Since then, Benzema has only reached the 30 mark twice and scored 30 in 2018/19 and in the last season.
If we just look at league goals BenzemaHis best season was 2015-16 when he scored 24 goals. With the way he’s playing right now, it looks like a realistic goal to beat that.
However, it is not the first time that the 33-year-old has made a brilliant start, as he scored five in the first four games in 2015/16 and five in the first five games in 2019/20. The special thing about this campaign is that Benzema also provides assists for other players and thus contributes directly to the majority of everyone real Madrids goals and proves that attack is all about him.
All of this is very welcome Carlo Ancelottiwho will be responsible for his current tenure on arrival real Madrid commented on how the team still failed to compensate for the hole they left behind Cristiano Ronaldo. Benzema begins to do just that and not only scores more productively, but also exerts more influence Los Blancos‘Building game.
Maybe, then, in the absence of Lionel Messi, that could finally be Benzema‘s year to claim that Pichichi trophy. At the moment he is leading the race by one goal Mikel Oyarzabal and teammates Vinicius Juniorwho took a step up this season and looks more like the star Ancelotti wants and needs him.