Ronaldo is selfish: Benzema

Ross Houston
November 13, 2017

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has come in for some heavy criticism this season and has found the back of the net just once in all competitions.

"It could be [the sex tape scandal], of course", he told Canal+.

"Everybody has gotten involved and we have forgotten football". I don't have any problem with the coach, but as long as he's here, I don't think I'll have a chance.

With no sign of his absence coming to an end, the former Lyon star does not expect to be part of the squad for the 2018 World Cup.

It takes a special kind of personality to, on one hand, be the player who played a major role in some of a club's biggest successes of the last 20 years and then, on the other hand, be so utterly despised by the same club's fans that they are actively petitioning for you to be removed from your position as club ambassador.

"It's not a matter of calling or not calling".

A pair of FIFA Club World Cups are also in the trophy cabinet.

"I've got a lot to thank him for", Owen said.

"It felt that he though they were amusing and the truth is that if he was someone that I respected, then in that moment I lost my cool". I got him on the phone before the Euros and there was no explanation from him.

"It's complicated, I'm not stupid but I want to win something with my country", he confirmed.

"I'm not a disrupter, but I have an image that is not good externally [away from the team]". I'm a football lover and I like that pressure. "When you speak your mind, things are always better".

Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have been ineffective for Real Madrid in the current campaign so far.

"He impresses because he is young", Benzema said of the Paris Saint-Germain striker.

"If I don't touch the ball, but I score in the 90th minute, I'm disgusted".

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