Benzema confident of Mourinho backing at Real Madrid

Karim Benzema feels he has the full of confidence of Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho.

Benzema has shown only flashes of his potential since moving to the Bernabeu from Lyon in July 2009.

He told L'Equipe: "I have wanted to play more. From the beginning of the season I have spent more time on the bench than on the field, but I will continue fighting to get the minutes they give me."

Benzema was quick to stress he bore no grudge against Mourinho, however.

He added: "He's always behind me and never lets me give up.

"When things go well, he tells me regularly and when you are not doing so well he tells me it's okay.

"It's all to keep me up to a high standard."

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