He told Cadena SER: "There is no player in the squad who can come close to Benzema's numbers.
"When you don't get these numbers, you have problems. In important games, like today, we have suffered. It may be a year of transition. In January you can't sign a great player, but I think that in the summer Real Madrid will make a great project with the new stadium.
"We have to endure this season; I am not as optimistic as in previous years."