Brilliant again with Real this week in the quarterfinals of the Champions League against Chelsea (3-1), Karim Benzema has not always been unanimous in Madrid…
For several months now, Karim Benzema has been wearing the merengue shirt strongly. Together with his compatriot Kylian Mbappé, the former Lyonnais is even one of the best players in the world today, ahead of Messi or Neymar. It must be said that since mid-February, KB9 has walked squarely on water. Decisive in his last seven outings for Real Madrid, the 34-year-old impressed again on Wednesday in the Champions League. Four weeks after PSG returned with an incredible hat-trick at the Santiago Bernabéu, Benzema returned the gunpowder to Chelsea, the current European champion. Indeed, with three new goals scored on the pitch at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the C1 quarter-finals, the French star made a little more history by becoming, for example, the first tricolor to score 11 goals in the Champions League in a single match. station. But beyond that, it is the great history of Real Madrid that Benzema is writing.
— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) April 6, 2022
In 2017, Benzema was criticized
However, nothing was gained, since in 2017, after signing a new contract with Madrid, KB9 was rejected by many Madridistas. Posted by François David, a French journalist based in Spain, the tweet of this extension was all the rage the day after Benzema’s new XXL performance with Real. Considering that following the White House announcement, the critics merged at the time: “Fire me this loser, we want Morata”, “Benzema is being promoted by the coach”, “We want a real 9 who knows how to score”… Files that today make everyone smile, since Benzema still managed the feat of making Cristiano Ronaldo forget.
Hahaha the hateful comments of the time
“Fire me this loser, we want Morata”
“Benzema is driven by the coach”
“We want a real 9 that knows how to score”
— François David (@bcnFD) April 7, 2022
KB9, a Real Madrid legend
Arrived from Lyon in exchange for a check of 35 million euros in July 2009, Benzema has carved out a great career in one of the biggest clubs in the world. With 316 goals scored in 595 games, KB9 is not far from surpassing Raúl (323) in the ranking of the top scorers in the history of Real, which would be a very big performance for a player who has still been criticized for five years the hobby back… But like some supporters of the France team, Benzema managed to turn everyone around thanks to his performances on the pitch. To the joy of the Real and the French!