Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has expressed concern over his side’s ongoing failure to score more goals.
Although unbeaten this season, Madrid have scored just eight goals in the league and Champions League. This figure is in contrast to last season’s ca,[aign which saw them score more than 100 goals in in La Liga alone .
Mourinho, who has started with the attacking quartet of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil in the last four games, admits it is a worry.
Speaking after seeing his side were held to a goalless draw by Levante on Saturday, the former Inter boss said: “We created so many chances, some very good, and obviously I’m worried because you need to score to win.
“There is no problem tactically, but we aren’t scoring. It’s not due to the quality of the players because we all know they are players with lots of goals in them, but at this moment we can’t score. That’s my only concern.”
Full-back Marcelo is confident Madrid will soon be making the most of their opportunities, though.
The Brazilian told AS: “Our only problem is the ball isn’t going in, but there’s no need for us to worry because it is just a question of time until the goals come. There needs to be patience.
“Maybe it’s not going in for us because we lack a little freshness and calmness. We are training and playing every day and we have almost no time to rest.
“This could be the main reason because up front we have players of undoubted quality and experienced goalscorers.”