Benzema: "Madrid is everything to me, I feel at home here"
The Real Madrid forward chatted to 'Téléfoot' and discussed the team's season so faras well as the upcoming Champions League tie with PSG.
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema gave an interview to Téléfoot in which he spoke about how the team has been performing so far this season, the Champions League Last 16 tie with PSG and how he is looking forward to facing his friend Kylian Mbappé. The France international is in the sweetest moment of his career, and admitted that Madrid has been special for him during his career; he also thanked the fans for their inconditional support.
Madrid and Real Madrid: "Madrid is everything to me. I became a man here. I feel really at home in Spain, the lifestyle is perfect, everything is good for me. When you join a club like Madrid, you never imagine that you'll still be there for 15-20 years; more than anything you think that you'd like to win trophies as soon as possible, because it'sthe biggest club in the world".
The importance of winning: "Finishingr 4th, 3rd, 2nd or 30th... it's all the same, what counts is winning. Sometimes that means winning trophies, sometimes it's about scoring goals, it changes every year. For me, the Ballon d'Or is for players who carry their team, score during difficult moments and win trophies"
Winning the Ballon d'Or in 2022: "My chances of winning the Ballon d'Oro in 2022? Why not? We could set it as an objective, but I will do everything possible to play better than I did last season".
When Cristiano Ronaldo left: "I learned a lot from Cristiano, so that I was prepared for when he left. Whenever I wear the captain's armband, it pushes me to lead by example. It's a huge honour for me"
Last 16 tie against PSG: "The game's getting nearer, am I getting excited? It's a Champions League game. We know that Champions League matches are always complicated. I would have liked to have faced another club. Unfortunately, we drew PSG".
Facing Mbappé: "It's more than special because we really get along well. For many reasons it'll be nice. I want to win and he does too. But yes, it's going to be special. And of course It'll be a great game".
Support from Madrid fans: "Hearing the fans chant my name before the Ballon d'Oro or singing 'Happy Birthday' to me... those are things that really move me - it pushes me to keep playing well out on the pitch".