Karim Benzema: Cristiano is a phenomenon

Karim Benzema: Cristiano is a phenomenon

Karim Benzema

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has hailed his fellow strike partner Cristiano Ronaldo as a phenomenon.

The Portuguese stole the headlines as he has so often done in is career by scoring five goals in the 9-1 rout of Granada on Sunday afternoon. It took his tally to 36 in the league this season.

Benzema grabbed two, Gareth Bale scored one, and an own goal from Granada defender Diego Mainz made up the rest of the goals.

Speaking to the media afterwards, Benzema hailed the 30-year-old forward, saying: “Cristiano is a phenomenon, he is always on the lookout for goals and ways of helping the team. He deserves everything he has achieved. Himself, Bale and I are in good form, as is always the case. We are helping the team, sometimes we score and sometimes we don’t, but we are in good shape to continue like this until the end of the season.”

Although it was an historic day – Real last scored nine goals in a league game in 1967 – Banezema admitted the players were most happy just to get the three points.

“We scored a lot of goals and created a hat full of chances once we broke the deadlock. For me the most important thing is winning, getting the three points. After that we can look at our nine goals, which is something that doesn’t happen very often. We are going to try and win all of the remaining games from now until the end of the season,” he stated.