Real Madrid won the Champions League and the Spanish League last season under the power of super striker Karim Benzema.
After a break, Karim Benzema has returned to brilliant form. However, Benzema reveals that behind his improved performance, another superstar has left the club. The star himself says that Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid influenced his performance. With the Portuguese gone, he was forced to improve his game. The player also stated that after Ronaldo left the club, he paid more attention to the game.
At the same time, Benzema also says that the Portuguese player was a guide for him when they were teammates at the club. Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018 after ending his nine-year relationship with Real Madrid. After that, Benzema emerged as the goal scorer of the team that was adorned by Cristiano.
‘It’s true that I’ve scored more goals since he left, but when he was here I assisted and he helped me a lot on and off the pitch. But I knew I could do more. When he left, I knew it was time to change my game and my interest, so far it’s going well’ – Benzema told the media.
Benzema came to Real Madrid from Lyon in 2009, but was in Cristiano’s shadow. Meanwhile, when Cristiano left the club in 2018, the player achieved 20 goals in a season only twice. In the following four seasons, the player scored more than 20 goals. After that, the star’s journey to become the best striker was fast.