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Lucas Vazquez.

Real Madrid star gives BBC a few words on their teamwork

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Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez has hit out at the side's three main attacking stars – Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronalo (aka BBC) – for their apparent lack of defensive responsibility.

The 25-year-old has found his game time limited somewhat this season because of the superstar trio ahead of him, and he believes they're not doing all they can to help the club with its defensive problems.

And where most players would fear to tread and keep quiet, he has publicly lashed out at the trio, suggesting that they need to take it upon themselves to do more to ensure that the team ends its terrible run of games with not keeping a clean sheet.

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Before last weekend, the side had gone an outrageous 10 games without managing to shut out their opponents, and more worryingly, during this spell they have faced sides that would traditionally be classed as minnows including Cultural Leonesa from the Spanish third tier, Eibar and Legia Warsaw in the Champions League (whom they have faced twice).

"A team is based on everyone working," Vazquez said, via the Daily Mirror.

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"The BBC and the midfield have to work to help the defence not concede so many goals."

However, they broke their duck in the recent 3-0 victory over Leganes, but manager Zinedine Zidane has come in for criticism lately for not utilising his squad to the fullest in order to take the pressure off his key performers.

With the likes of Vazquez and Alvaro Morata remaining on the bench, the Frenchman is facing accusations of not knowing how to use his relief players.

"It makes no difference if we think it's fair or not that the BBC are untouchable," he added.

"The coach is the one who decides and we just have to train."

Tough season

Real are currently top of the La Liga table with a two point lead over rivals Barcelona, and so far Vazquez has only been able to play a bit-part in their season.

Having made a total of 15 appearances across all competitions, and has one goal to his name.

And this represents a continuation of his diminished role at the club, having made 32 appearances last season, coming down from 38 the year before.

UD Las Palmas v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

It's not yet known how his comments will be received by either the management or the stars he's directed them at, but it's hard to argue with his point.

Though he will be hoping that they won't come back to bite him later on in the campaign.

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Topics:
Gareth Bale
Karim Benzema
La Liga
Real Madrid
Football
Lucas Vazquez
Cristiano Ronaldo
UEFA Champions League

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