Karim Benzema is the best French striker in history according to Real boss Zidane.
The French striker scored 10 goals this season more than any La Liga player.
After being dropped from the Les Blues squad in 2015, he showed no signs of slowing down at club level despite scoring 27 goals in 81 caps for the French national team.
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“For me, yes,” Zidane replied when asked if Benzema was the best French striker in history.
“In addition to what he does, what he shows, he has been at Real Madrid for a long time.
“More than 500 games, all the goals he’s scored, his record speaks for itself. For me, he’s the best. It is very clear.”
“He is a more complete player now than he used to be,” Zidane said. “He is not a pure No. 9, he doesn’t only think about scoring goals and that’s what I love about him,” Zidane added.
“He loves to combine with his teammates and create chances for them but he also knows how to score goals and he does that when the team needs him the most like he did today. That’s what Karim is all about.”