Jueves, 23 Noviembre, 2017


Karim Benzema talks playing with 'selfish' Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

Real Madrid A file image of Karim Benzema and Cristiano
Alejandro Castrejon | Noviembre 14, 2017, 02:43

Speaking to media about Ronaldo, the former Lyon forward said, "Ronaldo and I, we get on well".

Despite winning back-to-back Champions Leagues and the La Liga title with Madrid in the last two seasons, Benzema has not featured for his country since October 2015.

He has since demanded explanations from Deschamps that have not been forthcoming, and with the France coach having recently extended his contract to 2020 after clinching a place at next summer's World Cup, Benzema, 29, is all but resigned to his worldwide exile being extended.

The Frenchman has scored a very respectable 182 goals in 377 Real Madrid games, but that's nearly nothing compared to Ronaldo's haul of 414 goals in 407 appearances.

"It's different from how I played at Lyon".

"So I was pleading with Benzema to go to Real Madrid, so thank you to him". I respect him and I have always respected him.

KARIM BENZEMA HAS complained that his relationship with Jose Mourinho soured after the Portuguese mocked him.

"It felt that he thought they were amusing and the truth is that if he was someone that I respected, then in that moment I lost my cool".

Yet that could never have been had Sir Alex Ferguson got his wish, which was to sign Karim Benzema. I respect you, so you must respect me as a footballer.

"Open all the debates that you want, but I think that the players that I select, and in whom I have total confidence, deserve a minimum amount of respect".

"He has a lot of confidence and when he touches the ball, something happens every time". He is more selfish than me, but that's normal. "I love football, I love these tournaments". But it's been over two and a half years, you can't be stupid.

France are already being spoken about as one of the favourites for next year's World Cup, evidenced by the stance of many bookmakers.