Did Cristiano Ronaldo congratulate Karim Benzema on winning the 2022 Ballon d’Or? Real Madrid superstar answers


Did Cristiano Ronaldo congratulate Karim Benzema on winning the 2022 Ballon d’Or? Real Madrid superstar answers

Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo during their time at Real Madrid.

Real Madrid player Karim Benzema won the 2022 Ballon d’Or a few weeks ago and he has received congratulations from the entire world. With the World Cup just a week ago, and having missed the previous edition, he expresses his excitement in an interview with the French outlet Telefoot.

On his recent achievement at such an old age, he said, “I didn’t want to stop playing until I won the Ballon d’Or. I always believed in myself, I knew that at some point, with my qualities and my ambitions, I could win it. That’s why, for the last four years, I’ve been pushing and pushing to get this trophy.”

When he was asked whether his long-time friend Cristiano Ronaldo congratulated him on this achievement or not, he said, “No, not yet.” Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema shared nine impressive years at Real Madrid together and won everything there is to win at the club level. They are known to be great friends off the pitch as well and only time will tell if this incident will ruin their friendship or not.

Will Karim Benzema be able to shine with the France national team at the World Cup?

Karim Benzema after lifting the 2022 Ballon d’Or.

Karim Benzema was simply unstoppable and untouchable in the last season and led his club to an impressive double winning both the LaLiga and the Champions League. But this season he has been fighting with injury and is heading to the World Cup with very less game time. When asked about his form he said, “I’m fine, I had a few little aches and pains, a bit all over the place. It’s normal with the number of games there have been.”

He added, “I’ve taken care of myself, I’ll be fit and present for the national team, so there’s no problem. I’ll be focused and concentrated on what I have to do. The number of matches played in the build-up to the winter World Cup has been staggering, yet Benzema refused to outrightly criticize the scheduling. The problem is that we aren’t machines. At some point there are injuries, it’s normal.”

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