In an interview with the Tlfoot program, Karim Benzema spoke of the knockout stages of the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain, an opponent he would have preferred to avoid. Especially since the Real Madrid striker finds himself against his friend Kylian Mbapp, and Lionel Messi, whom he is always wary of.
Karim Benzema did not want to cross paths with PSG.
Opinions are almost unanimous in France. If Paris Saint-Germain saw Bayern Munich and Liverpool, Real Madrid also represents a bad draw. Without necessarily impressing, the current leader of La Liga remains one of the best teams of the season in Europe.
Benzema wanted to avoid PSG
But among Karim Benzema’s teammates either, this round of 16 of the Champions League does not delight many people. Neither of the two teams is satisfied with the draw? Them like us, I don’t think , recognized the Madrid striker at the microphone of Tlfoot.
We would have liked to touch another opponent. Unfortunately we touch Paris, regretted the Frenchman. But anyway, in this kind of confrontation, nothing happens. We are ready. A challenge in particular launched to his teammate in selection Kylian Mbapp, who Benzema promises a double confrontation spciale . Because we know each other, because we like each other, because … a lot of things, explained Benzema. Yes it will be special because we will play against each other.
The Frenchman defends Messi
We will see what happens on the ground. But I will be there to win, I think so will he. it will be a good match , announced KB9, also aware of the danger represented by the Parisian striker. Speaking of threat, for Benzema, Lionel Messi remains a significant asset for PSG. And this despite his mixed start as well as the criticisms that Madrid do not understand. He is one of the best players in the world, defended the former Lyonnais. How could he not succeed at PSG?
It’s just an adjustment period, he added. (Messi is criticized) because he does not score many goals. But afterwards, look at what the guy does on the field. Anyway, you can’t criticize a player like that. Whoever criticizes Messi is that he did not understand football. Benzema and Real are well placed to know, La Pulga can sting when you least expect it.
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