Still at his top level this season, Karim Benzema is the key player of the Madrid attack. Zinedine Zidane is delighted with his striker and is not ready to let him go, despite the Lyon rumor.
Not to change, Karim Benzema carries the attack of Real Madrid this season. With 23 goals and 6 assists in 32 games in all competitions, the French striker has once again had an exceptional season. At 33 years old, the player trained at OL continues to impress, so much so that the hopes of Madrid fans are largely based on the exploits of KB9. And since his arrival in Madrid in 2009, his relationship with Zinedine Zidane is at its best. Last week, the Real coach pleaded in his favor after another non-convocation to the French team. “I don’t understand… But as Real Madrid coach, I prefer him to stay with us,” said Zizou in a press conference after Benzema‘s double against Celta Vigo.
“For people who love soccer, watching Karim is a luxury
At the end of the contract in 2022, the rumors of a return to Lyon are gaining momentum lately. “If it is possible, it is obvious that solutions will be found to make it happen,” said Jean-Michel Aulas to RMC a few weeks ago. For his part, the Madrid striker has never hidden his attachment to his club and has always left the door open to a return. But one thing is certain, as long as Zidane is the coach, Karim Benzema should not pack his bags. Zizou cares about him and once again praised him after his remarkable game last Saturday. “You are right to ask me about him because he is great. For people who love soccer, watching Karim is a luxury because we appreciate him and his teammates too. His attachment to Benzema is clear, his desire to converse with him even more!