Real Madrid coach says Rafa Benitez he wants striker Karim Benzema to put in at least 20 goals this season.
The France international has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks, with Rafael Benitiz severally ruling out the exit of the French man.
Benzema scored 22 times in all competitions last term, but Benitez feels the 27-year-old can contribute more in 2015-16.
“Benzema is a great player and one of my ideas this year is that he exceeds the barrier of 20-25 goals. In that, I have a lot of confidence,” Benitez told El Pais.
“I have a lot of faith in him and Benzema has the ability to compete with any other striker
“Having alternatives in any position always helps.
“For example, the middle of the park – you have a midfielder who is better with containing and another with passing.
“Depending on the match, you can take advantage of one or the other. In the case of the striker, it’s the same.
“Until August 31, the market is open and there may be movements.
“To improve our team is not easy, there are not many players better than the ones that we have and that are available on the market.”
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