UEFA President praises the French striker.
On Friday, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said in an interview with AFP ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final that Karim Benzema, who is in brilliance with Real Madrid, is ‘perhaps the best striker in the world’ and ‘the lowest player in the world’. in history ”.
“Certainly, he is one of the best players in the world, perhaps the best striker in the world and perhaps the most underrated player in history,” the Slovenian leader commented on the eve of the announcement between Real and Liverpool on the field. France, in Saint-Denis (9 pm).
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Big nominee for the Ballon d’Or
Benzema (34), at the top of his game with 44 goals in 45 games in the Real Madrid shirt this season, is the top scorer in the 2021-2022 Champions League (15 goals), to the extent of his creation. A big candidate for the Ballon d’Or if he wins his fifth European title on Saturday.
The French international will equal the five titles won by his former partner Cristiano Ronaldo, one unit ahead of record holder Paco Gento (6 titles in C1). And in the event of doubling, he can expel the Portuguese from one of his many records, the number of goals he scored in one season of the Champions League (17 in 2013-2014), after developing for a long time in the service of “CR7” in Real.
“He was always in the shadows of the other players. Cipheren commented with admiration, but now we see that he is incredible.” “Sometimes, even though I’m sure he’s not in a position to score, he scores!” The Golden Ball, an individual award, will be awarded Prestigious award to the best player of the season, on October 17 in Paris.