Despite the fact that Karim Benzema has not been included in the French national team squad since 2015 until now, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane considers his player the best striker in the history of French football.
Karim Benzema’s own name began to surface since the slick performance he showed with Olympique Lyon. Then in 2009, the player was recruited by Real Madrid.
With Los Blancos, he had competed with Gonzalo Higuain, but was slowly able to take his place in the first team until now.
His appearance is quite consistent, although not as prominent as Cristiano Ronaldo. In fact, it can be said that Benzema is one of the important elements of Real Madrid when the club does not have a striker of the caliber of Cristiano Ronaldo who left for Juve two years ago.
Two goals against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday (16/12) early morning WIB yesterday proved the greatness of the 32-year-old striker. Yes, Benzema scored two goals which gave Real Madrid another three points.
No wonder coach Zinedine Zidane immediately gave special credit to Karim Benzema after the match. According to the tactician, Benzema is the best striker in French football history that he has met.
“For me yes, apart from what he did, what he showed, he has been at Real Madrid for a long time,”
“More than 500 games, all the goals, his record. What he has done speaks for itself. For me he is the best, that is very clear.” said Zidane as quoted by Marca.
The figure who is also a French legend says that Benzema has evolved in terms of performance compared to previous seasons.
“He is a more complete player now than before. He’s not a pure No.9, he doesn’t just think about scoring goals and that’s what I love about him. ”
“He likes working with his team-mates and creating opportunities for them, but he also knows how to score goals and he does it when the team needs it most like he did today. That is Karim, “he said.