According to Capello, rival defenders were frightened whenever the former Los Blancos superstar was on the field.
The 13-time European Champions are having one of the worst seasons in their recent history as they are set to go trophyless this season.
The catastrophe in Madrid reached its pinnacle when they bowed out of both the Champions League and Copa del Rey in a span of just one week back in March at the hands of Ajax and Barcelona respectively.
In order to reestablish calmness, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez reappointed Zinedine Zidane for a second time running just nine months after his departure from the club.
However, Since Ronaldo’s big money transfer in the summer of 2018 to Turin, Real Madrid have struggled really badly in front of goal have failed miserably to replace the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Although Benzema took the lion’s share of the responsibility to fill the void that Cristiano left, his inability to impact big games have cost Real dearly.
“I always say, that Real Madrid and Barcelona start matches winning 1-0 and if you want to beat them you have to score at least two goals,” Capello confessed at the Soccer Congress as quoted by Marca.