Despite Karim Benzema's struggles in front of goal, Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane, has kept his faith in the player, claiming that the Frenchman just "lacked a goal" against Malaga, on Sunday. 

Benzema once again drew a blank in the ​2-1 victory over Malaga and has scored only five goals in La Liga this season. Truly an abysmal figure considering the position he holds at the club. 

However, Zinedine Zidane is confident that the player will keep pushing himself until the very end to get out of the rough patch he's been enduring over the last year. 

"Karim is never going to throw in the towel. Of course he'd love to score and he's had opportunities to do so," he said, as quoted by  Goal. All he was lacking was the goal, he'll keep going. It's been a tough year for him in this regard."

It was a special match for former Malaga man, Isco, who opened the scoring for Real with a sublime free-kick before setting up Casemiro for the second goal and Zidane had nothing but praise for the 25-year-old. 

"I'm pleased with his performance and his goal. It's his home and he had a great game. I'm thrilled for him and for the team," he added. 

"This is where he grew up and he deserved that kind of reception. He's been an important player for Malaga and today he's crucial for Real Madrid."

With the victory against Malaga, the French legend has now registered 100 wins in his 28-month tenure. Madrid have now climbed back to third on 67 points, 15 behind league-leaders Barcelona.