The French forward fired another blank in the frustrating 1-0 Champions League defeat at CSKA Moscow, extending his goalless run to
Lopetegui: “Benzema started the season on a great run and now, like the rest of the team, isn’t right. Goals aren’t just down to him, but the whole team.” #HalaMadrid— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) October 2, 2018
"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.
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."
HT CSKA 1-0 Madrid. Shocker of first half for Lopetegui's side, Kroos mistake leads to Vlasic goal on 65 secs, Casemiro & Benzema hit woodwork, Carvajal added to injury list...— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) October 2, 2018
"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.