People Finally Realising the Greatness of Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema is one of the elitist attacking players in the world considering his goals and playmaking abilities, not to forget his outrageous first touches and dribbles from seemingly impossible situations.

A humble team player who has been the backbone of attack for Real-Madrid throughout the years and the first choice striker of all the coaches he had played under in Real Madrid C.F, yet people failed to see his greatness.

Karim Benzema
Benzema, as I have always believed, is more than a striker. He is a complete attacker who possesses the great play-making ability, the ability to play from the wings and finding the right positions to score amazing goals, and not to forget an out worldly touch.

He has paired up with some of the best strikers like Kaka, Raúl and formed one of the best-attacking trios with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, called the BBC. Benzema, who has great team spirit, took on a supportive role in this highly deadly attacking trio and support he did. Benzema was the link between the wings and the midfield, he was vital to the team.

After the departure of big names from Real Madrid a few seasons ago, fans are now turning their hopes with Benzema to give them a taste of glory every game day, and to their surprise, he has delivered.

Amidst a struggling squad revamping phase, Benzema has been nothing but a beacon of hope for the Real Madrid dressing room and fans. HIs slick finishes and jaw-dropping movements on and off the ball, his one-twos to exploit pockets of space to break through the defense lines, are now all noticeable, much better appreciated, and has always been a joy to watch.

In the 2020-2021 season, Benzema has been nothing short of a Leader and the main man for Real Madrid. After years of supporting players to reach greatness, it is time for Benzema to shine under the spotlight, instead, he illuminated the whole stadium with his unbelievable performances and goals.

Taking a dead Real Madrid to finish a season on the high was not an easy job. The constant injuries in the team and big-name signings unable to produce results only added to the burden Benzema had to carry this season. KB9 did what he does best, surprise us with his sensational performances and took the charge to lead Real Madrid to a fairly successful season, scoring the most goals for the team this calendar year.

His performance was so impressive throughout the season, France had no option but to get Benzema on the team sheet for the upcoming Euro 2021.

France who has all promising and experienced top players in their squad had no idea the impact Benzema would bring for them. None of the fans expected Benzema to outperform players like Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kanté from within the squad and easily make it to the top 5 players at the tournament.

A fiery 2020-21 season came to an end with an exciting Euro for none other than Karim Benzema, with 4 goals in 4 matches. With loads of exciting goals and highly entertaining competitive games throughout the competition, and a double within 2 mins of playing time, he announced his return to the national team and even earned a nomination for the best goal in the tournament, that flick to put the ball in his path to score that goal was truly an invention.

After all these seasons and constant brilliance, people are finally realizing the worth of Karim Benzema. His greatness is not secondary to any top player, he has won as much with the club as others and has contributed greatly to the team in the last decade, and is ready to do so for a few more years to come.

The good news for the Real Madrid fans is that Benzema requested to cut his pay-cheque only to secure his place in the starting lineup. Such is the fighting spirit of the Great Karim Benzema, who has been criminally underrated but finally, justice is prevailing.
Peter Norman is from the green island of Ireland, loves football and Manchester United in particular, where also the great idol Roy Keane had his career. Peter is a trained journalist and likes to write articles and analyses of football.