Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema is coming off the most productive season of his career, hitting 44 goals in 46 games to help his team win the Champions League and La Liga double. He appears to be in good shape to carry on in this form.
The 34-year-old who led Real in the Super Cup final said this week that his former teammate Ronaldo “helped me on and off the field,” but he also said that he was able to change his style and score more goals after the Portugal star left.
Benzema overtook Ronaldo as Real’s second-leading scorer of all time, and he is now looking at both individual and team awards. He is now the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or in October.
According to former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves of BT Sport, “He is a terrific center-forward.” “The best athletes rise to the challenge.” Benzema has delivered when they’ve needed him. He won’t ever win the Ballon d’Or if he doesn’t do it this season. I don’t see how he could lose. He cannot be replaced. He has always been a wise player, so he will age nicely.
There is no one else like him out there, so he doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Steve McManaman, a former winger for Real Madrid, continued, “Incredible, lofty company. Only Cristiano was placed above him among the great, illustrious names in Real Madrid’s history, and that says a lot.
He “deserves all the accolades” because he “has had 610 appearances to get to where he has got.”
By: Ernest Asamoah