Real Madrid are set to hand striker KarimBenzema a new deal for his efforts in helping the team to yet another Champions League title.
The French star netted 17 times in all competitions last term as Real did a double, lifting the La Liga title despite last minute heated chase from Barcelona.
The Spanish side is reportedly set to land AS Monaco teenage star KylianMbappe this summer in a world record deal. There are fears that the club would sell of the player with Arsenal and a few other top sides are named interested employers.
There were reports that Mbappe would not agree to the deal if one of Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale does not leave. Benzema was the likely candidate to be kicked out as Ronaldo was a player emeritus and Bale was yet to fully deliver the goods for his record move. Read More
It all started at La Roselda arena where Malaga fans were treated to intelligently silk and mesmerizing dribbles of a 19-year old.
Isco had just broken out of Valencia’s youth team, got scooped by Malaga and wasted no time in showing the world the kind of stuff he was made of.
After the successful second seasonwith theAlbicelestes, big teams came calling but he chose to remain with Malaga who was at that time putting together an exciting team headed by Manuel Pellegrini and were about the same time undergoing a management take over from billionaire Al Thani who made it clear he was ready to spend. The Chilean-led side will go on to have a successful campaign and even qualify for Europe.
Real Madrid came calling afterwards in a move that saw the insatiable Galaticosscoop the league’s best two breakout stars in the mould of Isco and then heralded heir to Xabi Alonso – Asier Illarramendi.
Given Madrid’s reputation, the new inputs had trouble slotting into the top 11 as a back and forth progression, coupled with the almost annual change of coaches, threw the youngsters to obscurity with Isco making more bench cameos than actually starting while Illarramendi’s case was even worse. Read More
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has admitted that he needs to improve if he wants to score more goals with Real Madrid.
Despite the fact that he has recently scored two goals to help the Spanish team draw with Borussia Dortmund, the French international has come under intense criticisms for his form this season.
Karim Benzema said that he is aware of the critics and that he is working hard in order to improve. He admitted that he has not been consistent since the start of the season and that he wants things to change. He said that he is doing extra work on the training ground in order to improve his finishing and feels that he is becoming better each week.
The French player said that it is not easy to play at a club such as Real Madrid and that it is not guaranteed that you will score every week. Read More
David Beckham has stated that former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane is the best manager for Real Madrid.
He said that the French manager has a thorough knowledge of the club during his time playing for the club and that he is the right person in the right place.
David Beckham believes that Zinedine Zidane can have the same impact that Pep Guardiola had at Barcelona and he believes that the team is progressing under him.
The former England midfielder said that Zidane was a successful player and has won various trophies with different clubs. This places him in a position where he can understand players and know what they need.
David Beckham believes that Real Madrid has some great players in Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo and that they are definitely going to compete for trophies this year. He said that La Liga has also become quite competitive with clubs such as Atletico Madrid and Sevilla competing for trophies now. He believes that this is a good thing for competition as sometimes fans can become fed up to see only Barcelona and Real Madrid competing for the title. Read More
France hosted the UEFA Euro’s 2016 and the French national side was one of the favorites of winning the international competition as they had a mix of experience along with youngsters in the squad as well as having a number of highly rated players such as: Paul Pogba, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Patrice Evra.
Despite having a well-rounded squad, Didier Deschamps and his team failed to win the latest edition of the tournament and had to settle with a 2nd place finish as they lost to Portugal in the finals.
KarimBenzema could not participate in the 2016 edition of the Euro’s due to a scandal that he was involved in along with Mathew Valbuena where both of them had an issue with a sex tape.
The French striker of Real Madrid might had given France the final push that they needed in order to win the UEFA Euro’s 2016 but because of this scandal, he was not eligible to make it in.
He is now able to participate in the upcoming international competitions for France but it seems like the head coach of the French national side Didier Deschamps does not have KarimBenzema in his plans.
Didier Deschamps has recently talked about KarimBenzema’s current situation and it doesn’t look like the player of Real Madrid will be performing for the French national side anytime soon as the 28 year old striker said: Read More
Real Madrid centre forward, Karim Benzema, is returning to full fitness at just the right time for Real Madrid, who will play Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28 after moving past their semi-final opponents in Man City with a 1-0 aggregate.
Coach Zinedine Zidane was relieved to see the Frenchman come back from a hamstring problem and score in Sunday’s 3-2 triumph over Valencia. The victory kept Real Madrid just a point behind League leader Barcelona, with one game to go in the race for the title.
Zidane told Real Madrid’s website:
“He’s not been at 100 percent for a while. We’ve seen that it wasn’t easy for him physically.
“(Against Valencia) he coped with it well and without any problems. We’ve got two games left. He’s getting better every day and he’s not feeling any discomfort from his last injury.”
The French striker has missed 15 games this season through injury but has still scored 28 goals in 34 games in all competitions — close to his record of 31 goals in the 2011-12 campaign, the year Real last won La Liga. The 28-year-old has found the back of the net in 20 of his 34 appearances for Real in the 2015-16 campaign, scoring six more goals than last season. Cristiano Ronaldo is Real’s leading scorer in the league with 33 goals. Read More
GuusHiddink’s reign in charge of the Dutch national football team lasted for 1 year and 3 months as he took charge of the national side on March of 2014 and it reached it’s end on June 2015.
When he signed his contract as the coach of Netherlands, the terms in this deal originally stated that Hiddink was going to be the manager of the national team at least until the 2016 Euro’s but his time at the helm did not survive as long due to a string of unsatisfying results.
With Louis van Gaal at the helm, Netherlands was able to make it into the semifinals of the 2014 as they overcame opponents such as: Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, Chile and Australia before eventually being eliminated when facing off with Argentina.
Despite being knocked out in the semifinals by Argentina, it was still an impressive campaign for Louis van Gaal and his players. Things quickly began to take a downhill path after Louis van Gaal decided to step down from coaching the national side as he took charge of Manchester United.
GuusHiddink was the man selected to replace Louis van Gaal and Hiddink struggled trying to secure consistent victories as they lost against Italy, Czech Republic and Iceland. Netherlands is even in danger of not qualifying into the 2016 Euro’s as they are currently positioned in the 3rd spot of Group A after only being able to secure 10 points from 6 matches. Iceland and Czech Republic are ahead of them in the group. Read More
KarimBenzema is one of the highest rated forwards in the world of football as the Frenchman doesn’t struggle scoring goals and even though he plays in a team which is filled with superstars, he still manages to make an impact in the club and make his presence be felt by his teammates and his opponents as well.
The French attacker found the back of the on 15 occasions for Real Madrid in the previous season which is the 2nd highest amount of goals that any player of the Spanish club managed to score in that season. Benzema managed to score 2 more goals than what James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale scored.
Benzema has attracted the attention of Manchester United and Manchester City as both Premier League clubs are willing to drop a significantly high amount of cash in order to secure the services of the French attacker. City and United both have desire of becoming the new champions of England and they are seeking offensive players and Benzema has entered the radar of both clubs.
Manchester City and Manchester United have enough money to launch a tempting offer towards Real Madrid but according to the agent of KarimBenzema, KarimDjaziri said that his client is very happy at Real Madrid as Benzema would like to retire in the Spanish club. Read More
Real Madrid have just touched the incredible statistic of the attacking trio – Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Gareth Bale – contributing 160 goals since joining the club at various stages since the last season.
These goals have come in all competitions like the la Liga and Champions League. Even though Ronaldo has scored most of these goals, Benzema and Bale have also contributed a lot either directly or through assists. Speaking about this irresistible combination, Benzema said that it is easy to play with players like Ronaldo because they are incredible.
The forward line up of the Spanish club has cost them an amazing £ 200 million in transfer fees alone. It is therefore not surprising to see them having scored so many goals. Read More