Jorge Valdano criticises Jose Mourinho over treatment of Karim Benzema & Gonzalo Higuain

Last Updated: 11/02/13 5:34pm

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Jose Mourinho: Real Madrid manager criticised over treatmant of stiking duo

Jose Mourinho: Real Madrid manager criticised over treatmant of stiking duo

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Jose Mourinho must decide who is to be his first-choice striker, according to former Real Madrid sporting director Jorge Valdano.

The Bernabeu boss has regularly changed between Karim Benzema and Gonzalez Higuain this season, but Valdano believes this policy is affecting the pair's form.

Benzema has scored six goals from 10 starts whilst Higuain has eight from 12.

Valdano said: "There comes a time when you are having to prove yourself every day, you begin to doubt yourself.

"Neither player has won the race. Some weeks we see a step forward for Higuain, other weeks Benzema looks to be ahead. If we look at the statistics, the two are getting fewer goals than last season.

"I encourage them to decide, not even the fans know who is starting each game, and that can be uncomfortable for the big stars."

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