Real Madrid president Florentino Perez believes Karim Benzema is the best player in the world and deserves to be crowned Ballon d’Or winner after helping his team to a first LaLiga title in three years.
Madrid returned to top-flight action three points behind rivals Barcelona following the coronavirus-enforced suspension, but negotiated their way to 10 straight victories while the Calatans struggled for form and ultimately threw the league away.
Benzema was key to Madrid’s overall success during the course of the season, with his goals resulting in more points won than any other player in La Liga this season (16 points, 21 goals).
And following his club being crowned champions on Thursday, Perez told El Transistor : “Benzema should win the Ballon d’Or, I have not seen another player have as good a year as him.”
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Speaking to COPE the following morning, he added: “Benzema has been the most criticised player…
Source: Complete Sports