Karim Benzema said he attempted to absorb all Cristiano Ronaldo taught him.
In Spain, the year 2021/22 will be known as Karim Benzema’s, as the Frenchman had his finest season, guiding Real Madrid to the La Liga and Champions League double.
Benzema scored 44 goals in 46 games this season, matching – but still falling short of – Cristiano Ronaldo’s best season.
Although Ronaldo once scored 61 goals in 54 games, Benzema’s season was the best for Real since Ronaldo’s departure in 2018.
Benzema spent much of his career at Real Madrid as a supporting player to Cristiano Ronaldo, but now he has taken center stage.
Benzema claims he tried to pick up some tips from Ronaldo.
Benzema praised Manchester United’s number seven in an interview with Onze Mondial, saying he attempted to absorb as much as he could from Ronaldo.
Even Nevertheless, Benzema believes that no player will ever be able to surpass Ronaldo’s long-term success and outrageous individual feats.
“I wanted to study everything he did when I watched him: the goals, the shoots, the passes, the ball controI,” Benzema stated.
“Everything about Ronaldo was examined by me.” As a result, I can state unequivocally: “It is impossible to achieve the same.”
Ronaldo is still competing at a high level at the age of 37. He scored 24 goals for Manchester United last season, a number that would have been much greater if the squad had been more competitive, since they finished sixth in the league and were eliminated from cup competitions early.
Ronaldo’s achievements have earned him a spot on the PFA Player of the Year shortlist of six players.
Benzema is the obvious favorite to win the Ballon d’Or for the first time this year, an accolade that Ronaldo has won a stunning five times.