Karim Benzema: Real Madrid "the club of my dreams"

Benzema celebrated reaching 350 appearances for the LaLiga giants with a brace and a great performance in Saturday's 4-1 win at Eibar.
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Karim Benzema: "Real Madrid are the club of my dreams"

Karim Benzema brought up 350 Real Madrid appearances at Eibar - and marked the occasion with two goals, an assist and an excellent all-round display.

The striker, who hadn't scored in LaLiga for two months, was to the fore for Real as a side with no Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale claimed a thumping 4-1 win.

Benzema: "I'm very proud"

Speaking after the victory, he said: "I'm very proud to have reached the milestone, because it's a lot of games playing for the club of my dreamsI'm really happy.

"Hopefully there are many more to come. The president [Florentino Pérez] has presented me with a shirt with the number on the back, which makes me very happy.

"He's always helped me, ever since the day I signed for the club; I'm very happy."

Striker lauds Real display at Eibar

On Real's triumph at Ipurua, he said: "Everyone put in a great performance - from the goalkeeper to the forwards, and those who came on too.

"It was a great way to prepare for Tuesday's game [against Napoli in the Champions League], and hopefully we can carry on in this vein and win the league.

"In Naples we've got a really important game against really strong opposition; we've got to play our game and ensure we get a result and make it through."