Benzema has not played since hurting his knee against Levante over a month ago and his absence has coincided with Madrid finding it harder than usual to score goals. Zidane is also seeking a goalkeeper as Keylor Navas has never been viewed as a long-term option in the Spanish capital.
The publication claims that Ronaldo understands how being rested last season benefited his game, especially as he was able to get better as the campaign went on.
And it is those exploits, on the field and now on the touchline, that have greatly impressed Tottenham's manager.
"When you are playing with the Spain your future is magnified [by the media] but the only thing in my head is Real Sociedad, nothing else matters. I had a lot of luck because in different moment in my life, I found good people, who knew me and really cared about me", he said of his time with the Barcelona-based side.
"Zidane has the difficult task of trying to make happy hundreds of millions of supporters who are spread across the world and know that our team is in the best hands possible", he concludes.
3 - Zidane is the third Madrid coach to reach consecutive European Cup/Champions League finals, the first since Luis Carniglia in 1959.