Courtois reveals what Real Madrid must do now that Benzema is gone

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After Cristiano Ronaldo departed the Santiago Bernabeu, Karim Benzema picked up from there, and was banging in the goals.

Benzema won the Ballon d’Or in 2022, and had scored 30 or more goals in four of his last five seasons with Madrid.

The 35-year-old has moved to Saudi Arabia, and it’s yet to be seen how Real Madrid will cope in his absence.

Already, Carlo Ancelotti is planning a 4-4-2 formation for this season, but fans aren’t too certain it will work.

Real has signed up Joselu, and have Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.

Courtois has charged them to up their game for the new season.

“Others have to take a step forward after Karim’s departure,” Courtois said to Canadian broadcaster TLN.

“We have great forwards like Vinicius, Rodrygo or Joselu, who brings something different. It’s a team thing and we need to solve it together.”