Along with Messi, Benzema ran for the Ballon d’Or
Who will be the best footballer of this year?
If you asked the question last July, no other name would have come except Lionel Messi! Messi did not go to PSG yet, he was in Barcelona. Despite winning the Copa del Rey title for the Catalan club, Messi has given a dazzling gift of football since the beginning of the year. But since Barcelona did not win the league or the Champions League, his personal performance did not put him ahead of everyone else in the race for the best footballer of the year, ahead of Argentina winning the Copa America in July.
But he is talking about July, the story behind it is always being forgotten in modern football, with the end of September coming, Messi is no longer alone in the race of the year! Robert Lewandowski was already with him, and Karim Benzema, who made a dazzling start to the new season in Real Madrid’s jersey. Even Real coach Carlo Ancelotti says Benzema has a chance to win the Ballon d’Or this year!
How Benzema started the new season is also clear in the numbers. So far this season, the French striker has played 6 matches in all the tournaments in Real’s jersey, scoring 6 goals in it, he also had the last pass (assist) in 6 goals of his teammates!
Benzema did not make a direct contribution to Real’s 1-0 win over Inter Milan in the Spanish League and Champions League. What’s in it! Benzema has scored a total of 15 goals in the first six matches of the league, the most in the first six matches of the Spanish league in the 21st century.
Real coach Ancelotti should praise such a person. Real Madrid will take on Villarreal in the Spanish League today at 1pm Bangladesh time at their home ground Santiago Bernabeu. Earlier in the day, Ancelotti was asked about Benzema’s chances of winning the Ballon d’Or at a news conference on Friday.
Ancelotti replied, ‘Yes (there is a possibility). In my opinion, what he is doing this season, what he did last season, Benzema should be on the list of players to win the Ballon d’Or. ”
However, Ancelotti does not say that Benzema will win this season. In the eyes of the Real coach, the 33-year-old Benzema Ballon d’Or is not running out of time to win this time, even if he fails. This is not his last season! In my eyes, Karim is like wine, it becomes more with age. ‘
Ancelotti, however, did not err. Benzema has been spreading the light in Real’s jersey for the last three seasons! Benzema has been at the center of the club’s attack since Cristiano Ronaldo left Real in 2016, and statistics show how much he enjoys the role.