Former Real Madrid sports chief Pedja Mijatovic says the club should keep hold of Karim Benzema.

Benzema's future at Real is in doubt over his poor form this season.

But Mijatovic told Marca: "Benzema is a very good player, he took his time getting used to the pressure of Real Madrid, it is a unique pressure, and in Madrid there is no pressure like this at another club, you have to give him time and space.

"He is a great player who can score many goals. They should reassure him and with this, he will respond."

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