Karim Benzema has been a rival of Lionel Messi for a long time in his career.
Because in the Spanish La Liga, Barcelona has a tough opponent, Real Madrid’s best star Benzema.
In other words, this French star was the enemy of his field for a long time in Messi’s career.
Putting that animosity aside, Karim Benzema praised Lionel Messi.
The Real Madrid star took the hand of the critics of the Argentine superstar. According to Benzema, those who criticize Messi do not understand football.
Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the last 16 of the Champions League next February.
When Benzema was asked about the match on the French show Telefoot, Benzema said that the game against PSG will be difficult for Real. Because Messi and Mbappe are in the team.
The French star, who has scored 303 goals for Real, said: “The game against Mbappe will be something special. I hope it will be a very good match. And the game against Messi is quite difficult. We cannot criticize Messi. Whoever does that doesn’t understand football. ‘
Benzema said he had no regrets about the bitter experience of not getting the Ballon d’Or last year after beating Messi.
“The Ballon d’Or is something for me that makes goals, goals, present in difficult times,” said Benzema. There are many issues involved with this; Not just winning titles. But in any case, I do not give the Ballon d’Or. “