​Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui insists he has not lost faith in Karim Benzema and backed him to end his goal drought sooner than later. 


The French forward fired another blank in the frustrating 1-0 Champions League defeat at CSKA Moscow, extending his goalless run to six games in all competitions, failing to register a single shot on target, throughout. 



Lopetegui, however, has kept faith in the veteran and backed him to rediscover his form over the next few games. 


"We trust in all of the players and that goes for Karim too," Lopetegui told reporters, as quoted by Goal


"When it comes to scoring goals, you go through spells. He made a great start to the season, and now, just like the rest of the team, he's not managing to find the net. With hard work and by keeping calm, we'll get back on the goal trail. However, it's not just down to Karim, it's the whole team's responsibility."


Lopetegui claimed that Madrid deserved a little more than they got, citing the number of opportunities they had carved out. 


He added: "We created plenty of chances and couldn't finish them off. We were unfortunate, but if you don't score, it's not easy to win."



"We tried to turn the screw, but it would not happen for us. The work, performance, and will to win shown by my players was clearly on show. The game started in a surprising manner, as CSKA nicked a goal and we were then really unlucky in front of goal," he concluded.