Jose Mourinho spoke about the return of Karim Benzema to the French team. The Portuguese coach had the Tricolor striker under his command at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013. The praise on the latter suggests a call of the foot of the new coach of AS Roma.
Jose Mourinho cements Karim Benzema
Fired from Tottenham last April, Jose Mourinho has bounced back to Roma. This is his return to Italy, 11 years after his time at Inter Milan (2008-2010). A few hours before the kick-off of the first game of Euro 2020, the former Real Madrid coach gave his comments on the return of Karim Benzema in Blue, 6 years after his exclusion from the French team. “The best compliment you can give to Karim Benzema is that Cristiano Ronaldo was in love with him at Real Madrid,” he revealed. “And for Cristiano to be in love with another striker, it means he does a lot for Cristiano. And Karim does a lot for every striker that plays around him. He is probably the only number 9 I know who is not selfish in his game,” said Jose Mourinho.
Wink to attract the striker to AS Roma?
The Portuguese technician was full of praise for the 33-year-old Tricolor! The new manager of La Louve underlines that “the vision of game of Karim Benzema is incredible”. “The way he likes to play soccer is to evolve with a lot of freedom,” concluded the “Special One”. Comments quickly assimilated to a big wink to try to attract the Real Madrid striker to AS Roma. Note that the former OL player is linked to the White House until June 2022 and his contract could be extended after the Euro. Moreover, his value is estimated at €25 million.