Karim Benzema has given an interview to El Pais with feedback carried by Diario AS wherein he suggests a personal facet to him. Real Madrid‘s French marksman remembered his courting with Cristiano Ronaldo in addition to his connection with Zinedine Zidane.
Benzema arrived at Madrid alongside Ronaldo in 2009, and collectively with Gareth Bale cast BBC, a deadly attacking trident that would dismantle any defence. “I was very glad with Cristiano,” Karim Benzema stated withinside the interview.
“The only thing I would say is that Cristiano’s departure allowed me to play a different role. He was scoring 50 or 60 goals a year, and you had to adapt to his game. He’s one of the best in the world.” On Zidane, with whom he shares a similar background, Benzema said that “he’s an older brother to me. Off the field, he’s always there to advise me.”
Benzema additionally remarked at the humility of the neighbourhood in Lyon wherein he grew up, and referred to his admiration for figures like Ronaldo Nazario and Mike Tyson. The French ahead additionally spoke approximately racism in football, some thing he branded disgusting.
A doubt for this weekend’s derby with Atletico Madrid, Zidane may be hoping his supermegacelebrity striker can get better in time. Benzema has demonstrated to be one of the maximum steady goal-scorers in European football, proving necessary to Madrid last season via way of means of scoring 21 goals as they wrestled La Liga returned from Barcelona.