Real Madrid coach Pellegrini: Benzema deserves chance

Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini will turn to Karim Benzema for their date with Athletic Bilbao after losing Gonzalo Higuain to injury.

Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini will turn to Karim Benzema for their date with Athletic Bilbao after losing Gonzalo Higuain to injury.

Pellegrini is happy to give French enigma Benzema a chance.

"I watch all of my men closely during training and in each of our games, so Benzema has nothing to prove to me," he said.

"He proves his quality on a daily basis. We need all of our men to be ready in order to have a good season both in La Liga and in the Champions League. It's pointless to just focus on eleven players. This is a large and quality squad."

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