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Real Madrid "missed their chance" to find a substitute for Benzema, says Illgner

The ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper felt the club should have brought a striker in during the January window to "put pressure on Benzema".

Real Madrid "missed their chance" to find a substitute for Benzema, says Illgner

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Bodo Illgner has criticized his former employers for failing to upgrade the squad during the recent transfer window. The German believes that Madrid have missed the chance to bring new blood into the side, who are trailing Barcelona by 19 points in the league and out of the Copa del Rey.

Illgner took to Twitter to voice his concerns, publishing the following tweet as trading came to an end on Deadline Day: "A missed chance to bring fresh air to the squad and to put some pressure on Benzema!" #HalaMadrid #RealMadrid #LaLiga #TransferDeadlineDay".