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Benzema: “Those who criticize Messi haven’t understood anything”

Benzema before the Sheriff. | EFE

In a preview of the interview Telefoot to Karim Benzema, the French striker promises to continue working as in 2021 to try to win this year the Golden Ball and is proud of his work Real Madrid and the affection he receives from the fans. “The important thing about the Ballon d’Or is winning it, being fourth, third or second is the same as being 38th. After what I’ve done on the pitch, I can’t do more.”

Benzema assured that winning the Ballon d’Or (in the last edition he was fourth) is still your goal and each season he will do “the impossible to do it better than the previous year”: “The Ballon d’Or for me is someone who scores, who scores, who is present in difficult timesIt’s a lot of things, not just winning trophies but, well, it’s not me who gives the trophy.”

The Frenchman was proud of his club and of the city of Madrid in which he has become “a man” and where he feels at home: “I feel at home in Spain, it’s a great country, the people are perfect, the way of life is perfect, everything is good for me.” His idea when he landed at the club was to be “fifteen or twenty years old and win titles because it is the best club in the world.”

Messi needs a time of adaptation

Regarding the arrival of the Argentine to the Parisian club, he commented that “needs some adaptation time” and that those who criticize him “have not understood anything”. “We cannot criticize Messi“, extolled the striker, who has scored 303 goals for Real Madrid.

about the output of Cristiano Ronaldo, when he has established himself as the team’s key scorer, indicated that he has learned a lot from the Portuguese and that after his departure he has worked “even more”: “My quality on the ground is not new, we only had to score more decisive goals”.

In an excerpt from the second part of the interview, advanced by Telefoot, Benzema talks about Antoine Griezmann as well as his return to the French national team, which made him happy because “The fans have wanted it for a long time.”


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