Sometimes rather good players stay in the shadow of their master-class teammates. This was the case with Karim Benzema. He was unfortunate enough to spend most of his peak-years besides one of the best footballers ever – Cristiano Ronaldo. Benzema and Ronaldo both came to Madrid in 2009. So since his arrival at Real Madrid, Benzema had to act Ronaldo’s supporter. Once a key player in Lyon, Karim how had to adapt to a less fertile role in terms of goals. After all, how can you play as a striker beside the man who scores 50 goals per season? How can you compete with a player who scored 450 goals in 438 appearances?
But since Cristiano Ronaldo completed his transfer to Juventus, things are going well for the French-Algerian striker. He is now 31 years old, so there is perhaps some time left for him to add more goals to his tally.
Benzema now in charge of Real’s attack
Benzema will surely look to keep up the good pace, as he scored 20 goals in the last 40 appearances. His style suits the new style of play Real Madrid favors. He is rather fast, agile, plays with both foot with almost equal skill, and has that “nose” for the goal. He can also be deployed in a number of different offensive positions. In case you beloved this post and you want to get more details regarding Real vs Barca – El Clasico preview generously pay a visit to the webpage. For example, besides playing as a classic number 9, he can also play on the wing or even as a false 9.
His stay in Madrid, at least when we take trophies won into consideration, has been marvelous. He won 4 Champions League titles, of which 3 were won in the incredible 3-year streak by Real Madrid. This feat, winning 3 Championship League titles in a row, is something that will most surely stay unmatched in a lot of years to come. Besides, this incredible achievement, Benzema won two titles in La Liga and Copa del Rey.
Benzema stated that he enjoys being a leader of attack and that he is hungry for more goals.