Karim Benzema looks back to his struggling debut season

Karim Benzema’s first season at Real Madrid was a difficult one.

The Frenchman had a turbulent start to his Los Blancos career since he joined from Lyon back in 2009.

He said: “My first season, the first six months, were very difficult, as I was alone and I didn’t speak the language so everything was complicated. I had arrived in a new world, with a new team, a different type of football. Luckily I didn’t give up.”

He then went to explain his brief relationship with then-manager Jose Mourinho.

“I remember I had a little problem with Jose Mourinho at one point. We met at the hotel and we had a conversation the day before a match against Real Mallorca.”

“I wasn’t supposed to play the game and, as we were arguing, I told him ‘Tomorrow you start me and I’ll score and I’ll make you win the game’. The next day I scored and we won 1-0.”

This season he won both the Champions League and La Liga with Real Madrid and is the favourite to win Ballon d’Or this year.


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