Karim Benzema, striker of the Spanish record champions Real Madrid, spoke at a press conference about BVB attacker Erling Haaland and his ex-colleague Cristiano Ronaldo. Both have been linked to a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
When asked about Haaland, the Frenchman reacted cautiously: “I’m not going to talk about a player who doesn’t play for us. I’ve been here for many years and every month there is speculation about someone.”
Nevertheless, Benzema attested the young Norwegian to be a “good striker”. The real star is at least not skeptical about a possible move by the BVB attacker to the royal team: “If the club wants him and he should have the opportunity to come one day, he should come.”
Despite good memories, the 33-year-old also kept a low profile regarding the rumor that Cristiano Ronaldo would return. “We scored a lot of goals with him and experienced a lot, but that was three years ago,” said Benzema, adding: “Now he’s playing for a different team. I’m neither president nor coach. He’s a player who always scores his goals. But I can’t say whether he’ll come back. “
Benzema himself is still one of the Los Blancos’ key players. He has already scored 20 goals and five assists in 30 competitive games this season. Last Saturday, Benzema gave the Madrilenians a late win against Elche with a brace.