The Ballon d’Or triumph earlier this week was the cherry on top of Karim Benzema’s incredible year, and the French striker acknowledges that he has now achieved all of the objectives he set for himself.
The forward spoke candidly about the triumph, saying he had always aspired to be acknowledged as the finest player in the world. But that wasn’t the only objective he had set for himself.
He told RMTV, “It has been my finest season since I won the Ballon d’Or at the end.
Since I was a little kid, I’ve been having dreams about it. The present time has been the finest of my life. My three lifelong ambitions—to purchase a home for my mother, to join Real Madrid, the finest club in the world, and to win the Ballon d’Or—have all been realized.
“I have a lot of pride in my job,”
Real Madrid’s success with Benzema
Real Madrid won the Champions League in large part because to Benzema’s outstanding season, and he acknowledges that winning five of them with Los Blancos is an exceptional feat.
We are aware of how difficult it is to make it to the final, so it is history.
“I’m not advocating winning it, just getting there.
“A Champions League victory is very difficult to achieve, but five is history.
“Real Madrid is the finest because it is a club with history. Real Madrid will triumph every time.
Benzema doesn’t believe he is superior to players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane despite having cemented his place as one of Real Madrid’s all-time greats.
We are different, I’m not above Zizou and Ronaldo, he stated.
“They are models, and although I am unable to perform at the level they did on the field, they encouraged me to try.
“I’ll never be at their level, neither of them. I just did, and they already have the Ballon d’Or. But it’s hard to match their level.