12/01/2021 6:27 am | UPDATED ON 12/01/2021 AT 6:47 AM
Despite the rise of Vinicius, Karim Benzema remains the benchmark for Real Madrid, according to Samuel Eto’o.
Qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League and leader of La Liga: the real Madrid has been celebrating since the start of the season. Sunday, the Merengue signed a capital success against Seville (2-1). A victory snatched in the dying minutes of the meeting thanks to a personal feat of Vinicius Jr, author of a splendid strike at the entrance to the surface. What confirm his new dimension, he who now has 9 goals in 14 La Liga matches.
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Madrid has found a new idol for several weeks. Asked by AS about the Brazilian, Samuel Eto’o nevertheless wanted to put things in perspective. ” Everyone asks me questions about him. And Benzema? It’s Karim first and foremost, there are things I don’t understand in football. He is the leader of Madrid. Vinicius is a good player who will become very important in football, but we must give the place of God to God: Benzema today in Madrid is God, he said. People have always wondered between Cristiano and Benzema. Cristiano is gone and Benzema is there. Madrid continue to win because Benzema is there. Then the children will have their moments.“
Words that will probably not shock Vinicius, who is full of praise about the French. “Benzema is impressive. He makes it easy. He’s a great footballer, I love playing with him. I want to help him stay here longer and do everything possible so that he can one day win the Ballon d’Or ”, he confided after the fourth place of the former Lyonnais in the race for the Ballon d’Or.