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Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has stated that he is extremely happy to be playing alongside the likes of Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, who he thinks are some of the best players in the world. Benzema has been a revelation for Real Madrid this season. After several years of struggle in front of goal, it seems that manager Carlo Ancelotti has got the best out of him. The striker has already scored 17 goals in the league. Even though it is not comparable with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, it is a massive improvement over his previous campaigns.
Due to the lack of a proper backup following the departure of Gonzalo Higuain, Benzema is that a lot of pressure rest on his shoulders to lead the attack. He has formed a great partnership with Ronaldo and Bale. This is seen as one of the most expensive forward line-ups in the world. The combined cost of these three players is almost £ 200 million. They have scored a staggering 85 goals amongst the 135 goals scored by the club in all competitions this season. At 26 years of age, Benzema is at the peak of his powers and is now setting his sights on winning the treble with the club.
“They are great players. I get on really well with them, whether it’s on or off the pitch. It’s easy to play alongside players like that, they are strong, quick and very technical. But we are a team, it’s not only about us, the three forwards, we have got the help of the whole team. Our team plays attacking football, and as I have said, there are some great players up front, and it’s great for us to score a lot of goals, and great that we help the team to win games,” said Benzema.
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Some weeks ago the Frenchman Karim Benzema announced to the media that the former player of Real Madrid, Ronaldo Nazario de Lima is one of the idols that Benzema has in his football career and even confessed that he watches videos of the Brazilian before coming into a match on some occasions.
During Real Madrid’s match against Villareal, Benzema managed on scoring twice and he reached the 104 goals mark which is a huge milestone for the French forward as he reached the same number of goals for Real Madrid as his idol, Ronaldo.
“To catch up such a player is astonishing, there’s nothing else to say,” Benzema told reporters after Saturday’s match, as reported by RTL.fr. For me, he’s the best player in the history of football along with Zizou Zinedine Zidane. I’m very proud.”
At some point in time it seemed rather hard to believe that Benzema would be mentioned along the same lines as the Brazilian retired player Ronaldo as the Frenchman was struggling to make his presence felt with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka some years ago.
Benzema was being overshadowed and even overlooked on moments when Real Madrid signed new players but despite all the players that arrived to the Spanish capital, some just couldn’t keep up with the rest of the squad but Benzema continued making his presence felt and now has become one of the top goal-scorers of the team along with C.Ronaldo.
The former player of Lyon, Benzema praised the work that Zinedine Zidane is doing with the club which has helped them maintain a spot at the top of La Liga as they continue fighting with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
“Zizou is working well with the whole team, but it’s true that he and I talk a lot each day.Zidane is like my big brother. He advises me and makes me work specifically in front of goal. It works. Zidane recommended that I move a lot to the near post against Villarreal and that’s how I scored my first goal.”
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