Karim Benzema has insisted that Real Madrid are not overly dependent on their goals as Carlo Ancelotti’s men prepare to face Inter in Wednesday’s Champions League match.
Real Madrid opens their season with a trip to San Siro, having won only one of their previous eight away games against Inter in European competition.
Benzema, who is expected to play his 17th consecutive Champions League, only needs one goal to overtake Raul and become the fourth all-time top scorer in the competition.
However, the striker deflected questions about his squad being too dependent on his production and chose to focus on Los Blancos’ team dynamics.
“Real Madrid are a very strong team,” Benzema said at Tuesday’s pre-match press conference. “What I have to do is try to help my team with assists and goals. We have to win something and this is a collective effort.
“The Champions League is a different competition and we have to try to do everything to win the games.
“It is the most important competition. There are favorites, but something different often happens on the pitch, we have a good team and we will fight to win this Champions League [League]. “
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Benzema also overturned suggestions that Real’s new front three, which he recently formed with Eden Hazard and Vinicius Junior, could recreate what he had with Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I don’t know, together we have scored many things and many goals and that trident will remain in history,” said Benzema.
“Wines [Vinicius Junior] he is a strong player, he has grown up and in this beginning of La Liga he is scoring a lot. I am always by his side, I talk to him, if I can I talk to him and I recommend him because he is a top player.
Now, however, let’s think about today, about scoring and winning games. “