Karim Benzema - I Had To Adapt My Style To Ronaldo's Game

Karim Benzema opened up on his different roles at Real Madrid.

He admitted that he was asked to do different things while Cristiano Ronaldo was still around.

After the Portuguese’s departure, Benzema has flourished to become the team’s leading goalscorer. He explained, “The only thing I would say is that Cristiano’s departure allowed me to play a different role. He was scoring 50 or 60 goals a year and you had to adapt to his game. He is one of the best in the world.”

Benzema arrived at Madrid in 2009 and is now their attacking talisman at 33. He continues to score on a regular basis, helping them lift the La Liga title last season. Speaking on his beginnings in football, the Frenchman revealed, “I come from a neighbourhood where things were difficult. When I saw older boys well dressed and with beautiful cars, what I wanted was to be like them.”

Benzema has been involved some controversies in his career, the most damaging was his exclusion from the France national side. When asked about his inspirations, the striker said, “I have no idols, but I do have role models. In football, I would say that Ronaldo, the Brazilian, was a role model for me. I also admire Mike Tyson, because both he and I came from nothing.”

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