‘Ronaldo is not selfish’


The Golden Ball winner passes the balls in the right time, says Benzema, who also praised Zinedine Zidane.
French striker Karim Benzema insists his team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, is not a selfish player despite the great desire to score at any time.

The Portuguese is seen as a favorite to win the “Golden Ball” for 2017, who scored 42 goals in 46 appearances, helping Real Madrid win La Liga and the Champions League.

CR7 is often criticized that he always cares for individual statistics not like Messi who assists more, who closed the season with 19 assists, seven more than Ronaldo.

But Benzema thinks that Ronaldo is not selfish.

“When I hear his name, I do not know what to say, I admire him a lot,” he told AS.


“He is an extraordinary person. We understand each other very well in the field. He always seeks the ball and runs too much for it, “added Benz.

“He is not selfish, but when he has the ball, he always wants to score. And of course, he also assists me to score, “Benzema added.

The French striker also praised the coach, Zinedine Zidane, who became the first in the history of football to win the Champions League twice in a row.

“He is a completed coach and very professional,” Benzema said. “Everyone admires the decisions he takes in the most decisive moments. Zidane is more excited in training than the players. We understand each other very well. ”