Karim Benzema: It’s a dream to play with Cristiano Ronaldo

Karim Benzema: It’s a dream to play with Cristiano Ronaldo


Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has described playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo as a ‘dream’.

Along with Gareth Bale, the pair have formed a formidable attacking unit for Los Blancos, helping the side to their current position at the summit of La Liga and into the final of the Copa del Rey, where there take on Barcelona next month. Real are also all but through to the quarter final of having beaten Schalke 6-1 in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Ronaldo, who is chasing Ferenc Puskas’ goalscoring record to move fourth in the all-time Real Madrid scoring charts, scored the only goal in the win over Malaga at the weekend. In doing so, he became the first player to score at least 25 goals in La Liga for five consecutive campaigns.

In an interview with Telefoot, Benzema, who was injured in the game at La Rosaleda on the Costa del Sol, said the 29-year-old Ballon d’Or winner is the ideal player to play alongside as he scores and creates opportunities for others in abundance.

“He made me dream and he still makes me dream,” Benzema said. “For me, he is the best player of all time. I play with the best player in the world. We get along well on and off the pitch and I learn a lot from him.”

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