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Name Karim Benzema
Gender Male
Ethnic French
Job French Footballer


Org France National Team
Club as Player Real Madrid
  Lyon FC

2019 03 02 Retrieve

[Karim Benzema talks about life at Real Madrid following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus] Before, there was a guy who scored more than 50 goals a season and I was in a role of provider. I played geared to Cristiano. We formed a good duo. I looked for him continually with the objective to help him score even more goals. Now, I am the leader of the attack. It is up to me to make the difference. I am very happy because I can play my true football

2019 08 02 Retrieve

[Karim Benzema said what happened last year is gone] We have many friendly matches and we are going to get better step by step

2019 09 06 Retrieve

[Karim Benzema opens up on his part in his team’s deadly front line] You had a rocket [Gareth Bale] and a goal scorer [Christiano Ronaldo], and then there was me, the piece that made it all work. Here, the finisher was Cristiano. I played a different role. For me, he was the the best goalscorer even if he played on the left

2019 10 11 Retrieve

[Karim Benzema receives the Mahou Cinco Estrellas award] Receiving an award from the supporters is always different because it’s your fans and you play for them, so I feel very happy. I’m doing very well right now, like the whole team. Gradually we are going to reach a very high level where we are able to win all of our matches

[Benzema also looked ahead to Real Madrid’s upcoming fixtures, with three key away games to Real Mallorca, Galatasaray and Barcelona] We come into the next few games knowing that in football there are no easy matches. It’s a very important month for us because the Champions League is coming and we’re going to have three very difficult games, but we’re ready to play them

2019 11 05 Retrieve

[The teenage Benzema get a signed shirt off his idol, Ronaldo Nazario, who wasn’t used by Real Madrid boss Vanderlei Luxemburgo during the game. It was Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas who asked Florentino Perez for the shirt to give to his promising striker] It was an unforgettable night, I was happy. That night, before leaving the stadium, I was sure. I said to myself, one day I’ll play here