As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Real Madrid striker Benzema full of praise for Ronaldo, 'older brother' Zidane

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema admits he has benefited from Cristiano Ronaldo's sale to Juventus.

Benzema has produced career best form in the absence of the Portuguese great.

He told El Pais: "Cristiano's departure allowed me to play a different role.

"He scored 50 goals every year and you had to adapt to his game. He is one of the best in the world and I was happy by his side."

On Real coach Zinedine Zidane, he also only had good words: "He is an older brother for me, he is always there to advise me."

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free