Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has insisted that he does not blame Karim Benzema for the team's failure to beat Valencia on Sunday night.
Benzema had a whole host of chances throughout the 90 minutes, and the Frenchman missed three gilt-edged opportunities in the latter stages as Real Madrid pushed for a winner.
Zidane, however, has said that he would greet his striker "with a smile" and "tell him to keep working" in a bid to change his fortunes.
"With a smile. I'll tell him to keep working. The most difficult thing is to have chances to score. He didn't score, but has worked a lot and you can't blame a player for missing chances," Zidane told Movistar Plus.
Benzema only managed 19 goals in 48 appearances for Real Madrid last season.