Karim Benzema’s focus on being a team player paid off, with the Real Madrid and France striker being awarded the Ballon on Monday. He has been outstanding this season, winning the Champions League and becoming an integral part of the Blues.
The 34-year-old’s return to the national team after a hiatus of almost six years due to an extortion scandal played a key role in Real Madrid’s Champions League and La Liga double.
His partnership with Kylian Mbappe in the national team, while imperfect, has made the world champion’s forward line one of the strongest in the game.
Benzema has an instinct in front of goal, he likes to let his teammates shine, and the World Player of the Year trophy is a reward for the selfless striker.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) October 17, 2022
The striker is now looking to win his first major trophy with France at the World Cup in Qatar , having missed out on the 2018 tournament won in Russia.
He expresses his purpose The goal is to continue to enjoy playing, to score and to get teammates to score. The World Cup is the next challenge.