Karim Benzema has dismissed the question marks in France over his current form for the national team and for Real Madrid.
The striker has scored three times in his last five appearances for Los Blancos, but goes into the international break with his form still under question, amid a nine-game drought for Les Bleus.
“There are two strikers and each plays one game [every other week],” explained Benzema to TF1 about his competition with Gonzalo Higuain at club level.
“I do not dispute every game and I play football so I can participate in every game.
“I am happy when I finish the full 90 minutes, as is anyone. If I play 60 minutes and score, but I do not touch the ball, I go home not as happy.
“I have no doubt in myself and the goals will come. In the game there can be difficult moments and there have been, but I’m coming back now and I feel great. In France, they are always critical, but I know that it is a part of my status.
“I cannot obsess about my drought with the French team. I do not know… Sometimes I have been unlucky, but I always say that you win or lose as an XI. If I don't score this week but we win, I'll be happy.”