Karim Benzema is an enigmatic player that divides opinion across the world. While no one doubts his ability, many believe that he is not cut-out to be the main man at a club the stature of Real Madrid. The 31-year-old has spent a decade in Spain but is yet to receive the same adulation given to strikers that came before him despite winning more.
This is surprising given that Benzema is the fifth highest goalscorer in Champions League history behind Ronaldo, Messi, Raul and Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has stressed that Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will remain with the club next season despite the continuous speculation over their futures. Bale has been alleged to have had a rift with Zidane owing to his reduced playing time whilst Benzema has come for criticism from the club’s supporters after his poor form in front of goal.
Speaking in a weekly press conference, Zidane was quizzed about the positions of the first-team duo to which he dismissed their prospects of leaving the club, he said: “We need them and I’ll do everything possible so that they’re not affected by what’s been said outside. They’ll stay with us. I know all our players want to play, but it isn’t possible. The message is for everyone, not just Bale and Benzema, that we’re sticking together because there’s a month left of the season and we have it all to do.” Continue reading Zinedine Zidane: Gareth Bale And Karim Benzema Will Stay At Real Madrid
Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague has dismissed the possibility of Tottenham Hotspur re-signing Gareth Bale during the winter transfer window. The Wales international has found himself out-of-favour under Zinedine Zidane this term, and this has spread speculation of him pursuing a new challenge in the summer.
Spurs had a first-refusal clause inserted during Bale’s record move to Real Madrid back in the summer of 2013, but Balague appears to have ruled out their chances of luring the attacker back to north London. Mauricio Pochettino has previously spoken fondly about Bale, but Balague does not believe Spurs have the financial power to match Los Blancos’ demands.
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