Benzema: Florentino convinced me to choose Real Madrid over Barcelona
Karim Benzema has welcomed new signing Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid.
The French striker said of the former Liverpool midfielder: "He is a great signing and provides very good passes. He will make this team much better because he brings many things to the midfield."
Of comparisons with Ronaldo, Benzema added: "I do not want to emulate Ronaldo and I do not want to be like him. I am inspired by him, but nothing more."
"I knew what the club was capable of with this president. That's why I came here for this project. Moreover, he came to my house to talk to me. Five days before I signed for Madrid, Florentino came to talk about Madrid with me.
"He is a great person and a great president."