Karim Benzema’s hat trick for Real Madrid against Malmo on Tuesday night continued the Frenchman’s great form in front of goal at the moment and also saw him move up the list of top scorers for the club in the European Cup.
The 27-year-old, who netted a brace at the weekend against Getafe, scored his 34th goal in the Champions League for Los Blancos, moving him up to fifth in the list ahead of Gento.
Ahead of him now after legends past and present – Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul, Alfredo di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas.
Despite moving up the list and creating some more personal history, Benzema was keen to praise the work of his team mates after Real beat Malmo 8-0. He added that he is grateful for the support from everyone associated with the club after he made the headlines in recent weeks for all the wrong reasons having been arrested in connection with a blackmail attempt on fellow France international Matieu Valbuena.
“It is good for confidence, for me and the entire team. We had a great game. I am doing well, everyone supports me: the manager, the president and the fans. I am also doing well on a psychological level. You can see that out on the pitch, not only with the goals, but also with how I participate in play and move,” he commented.
And he added: “We all did well. The game went really well, scoring eight goals and not conceding any. It is good for the side’s confidence and we are going to continue like this.”