Benzema determined to win over Real Madrid coach Mourinho

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is confident of meeting coach Jose Mourinho's demands.

Portuguese coach Mourinho has come in to replace Manuel Pellegrini this summer and Benzema revealed the former Chelsea boss has been supportive ahead of the forthcoming season.

"I have forgotten about everything that happened last year," said the former Lyon striker to "I am convinced that I am going to score a lot of goals. I am headstrong and I will work hard to help my team with titles.

"Mourinho is great coach. He speaks to me on a regular basis, which is something I appreciate.

"Last season was very difficult for me because it was the first time I played outside my own country. My family and I are now much more adjusted to the city. I am happy to be here."

Benzema added: "Real Madrid is a great team. Right now the only true forwards are Gonzalo Higuain and myself. Any other forward who joins us will be well received."

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