Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema reckons that he will prove himself to the club in the second half of this season, after finally settling into his surroundings at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The French international hit two hat-tricks towards the end of 2010 as he begins to show his talent after a difficult first 18 months at the club following his move from Lyon.
In an interview with AS, the 23-year-old stated that he feels more at home in the capital now, and is hopeful his performances will improve as a result.
He remarked: “I took a year and a half here, but now I hope to do many things such as providing entertainment to people. Sometimes you are lucky and you can get goals, and sometimes you can’t. The essential thing is that I have regained my speed.
“While I will not score three goals in each game, I will do everything possible to score at least one per game. The first thing I hope for in 2011 is health, and hope to get many more games as a starter.”
Benzema also thanked Jose Mourinho for helping him to develop his game since his arrival during the summer, adding: “He has made me work really hard mentally, and today I can say that I am strong in that aspect. I have had ups and downs since I came to Madrid, but I am still here. He is someone who brings a lot.”