‘I even want to cry’ – Marcel Desailly laments Benzema not getting enough credit despite surpassing Ronaldo

Chelsea legend Marcel Desailly was full of praise Real Madrid Super star Karim Benzema, claiming that the French player had surpassed the Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario in some aspect of the game.

Speak to Spanish Publications AS, Desailly expressed outrage when people did not refer to Benzema as one of the greatest players of all time despite the striker having proven his worth many times during his illustrious career. He explained:

“I talk to people. When we talk about players of this generation who will go down in football history, when I ask my friends this question privately, Benzema’s name doesn’t automatically And that’s not normal! It’s supposed to be that way. The stats support him, he’s great on all lists: as a striker or as a second striker. .. I even want to cry.”

Karim Benzema joined Real Madrid from Lyon in 2009 and has become one of the greatest strikers of this generation. The Frenchman has scored 301 goals in 584 appearances in all competitions for Los Blancos. The striker also won three La Liga titles and four Champions League titles during his time with the club, in addition to the four Ligue 1 titles he won before joining Los Blancos. .

Benzema has been explosive this season, scoring 22 goals and providing eight assists in 25 games in all competitions as Real Madrid sit atop La Liga.

‘It’s unbelievable what Benzema is achieving’ – Desailly believes his compatriot has surpassed Real Madrid legend Ronaldo Nazario

Benzema plays for Real Madrid
Benzema plays for Real Madrid

Desailly was also impressed with Benzema’s ability to adapt over time and score goals for Real Madrid. He say:

“He’s a player who knows how to challenge himself when Cristiano leaves and when they’re together, puts himself in his favor. He can prove every day that he’s better than players like him. Higuaín or Morata, remember they have to choose which one to stay.”

The former Chelsea defender even goes as far as to say that Benzema has surpassed former Real Madrid striker Ronaldo Nazario in several respects. He say:

“Florentino Pérez has trusted in him since he came to Lyon for him. He has surpassed Ronaldo, his idol, in some statistics. It is unbelievable what Benzema is achieving but he’s not seen for what he is, it’s rare.”

30 – With the exception of Lionel Messi (nine campaigns) and Cristiano Ronaldo (seven), Karim Benzema 🇫🇷 is the fourth player to score +30 goals in a single year in #LaLiga this century, after Luis Suárez (2015 & 2016), Radamel Falcao (2012) & Ronaldo Nazario (2003). Top#AthleticRealMadrid

Edited by Adit Jaganathan ‘I even want to cry’ – Marcel Desailly laments Benzema not getting enough credit despite surpassing Ronaldo


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