'Zinedine Zidane helped transform Karim Benzema' - Jose Mourinho explains Real Madrid striker's good form

The Portuguese tactician feels his striker's transformation is down to everyone, including the 1998 World Cup winner
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho believes Karim Benzema's dazzling form in the 4-2 league win over Getafe shows a hand from Zinedine Zidane.

The France international scored a brace as Madrid went top of La Liga with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain also scoring.

And Mourinho feels the 23-year-old deserves the bulk of the praise for the way he led from the front at the Bernabeu, but said Zidane has also been giving him sage advice.

"Benzema deserves full credit for his transformation. He had some help from me, from his teammates and from Zizou, but he deserves the credit," Mourinho told the club's official website.

"Benzema has a fantastic attitude and he always had quality. People see that.

"Then Higuain came on. He had scored with Argentina and played at a high level, scoring a goal of his own. It's just as I said yesterday [Friday]: they are both very good strikers."

However, despite a great performance, the coach feels it could and should have been more.

"We scored four goals, but it could have easly been seven or eight," he added.

"On the other hand, Getafe could have scored three or four strikes of their own. We allowed them to play.

"Getafe were very organised. Standing up I could hear the instructions the players gave each other. They had studied us well and prepared for the match."

Madrid meet Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Kick-off at the Stadion Makisimir is at 20:45 (CET).