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Gonzalo Higuain entered this season with most Madridistas strongly on his side.
After a summer filled with transfer rumors linking him away from the club, the striker pleased fans when he was convinced to stay in the Spanish capital after being told he would get more starts.
So far, the Argentinian has failed to keep fans happy. The increasingly strong play from Karim Benzema only makes it harder for the South American to be Mourinho's first choice.
Scoring three goals in five matches is far from bad results, but Higuain should really be leading the Pichichi race right now.
With 3.6 shots averaged per game, the striker has had plenty of chances to score and has missed the vast majority of them.
While it is impressive that he is even getting into position to score, some of the misses have been real sitters that should have gone in.
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Knowing how well Real's attack works—with Ronaldo shifting in and out of a more central role—more tactical diversity and awareness is needed from the striker.
As great as Pipita is with link-up play and finishing, he doesn't give enough width or options to the attack.
Benzema, on the other hand, understands perfectly how to cede the main role to Ronaldo. He also knows how to best utilize space out wide, unlike Higuain.
The Frenchman can take defenders on by himself, feeds CR7 in the middle and can create more chances for his teammates to score.
At this point, with Benzema playing better every match and Higuain going the other direction, it is clear that last year's first-choice striker should get more time in the coming weeks.
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