Karim Benzema says he has been able to take on a new role in Real Madrid's attack since Cristiano Ronaldo's departure.
Real Madrid top-scorer Karim Benzema has missed the past three games due to injury but Zinedine Zidane said he is "much better".
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid face each other next weekend, with Zinedine Zidane convinced the title is not beyond his team.
Injury-hit Real Madrid have been linked with both Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland but will have neither against Atalanta.
Karim Benzema missed Real Madrid's win at Real Valladolid and will not play against Atalanta in the Champions League unless fully fit.
Karim Benzema tersisih ketika Real Madrid bertandang ke Real Valladolid dalam LaLiga sebagai medan pemanas badan untuk menentang Atalanta, Khamis depan.
Real Madrid's injury list has deepened for this weekend's trip to Real Valladolid with Karim Benzema unavailable.
Karim Benzema mengekalkan rekod jaringan menariknya ke atas Valencia dan Toni Kroos juga menemui sasaran ketika Real Madrid mudah meraih kemenangan 2-0 dalam perlawanan LaLiga itu lewat malam tadi.
Real Madrid made it three LaLiga wins in a row thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos in a 2-0 victory over Valencia.
Karim Benzema believes Real Madrid are back in the LaLiga title hunt after closing the gap on leaders Atletico to five points.