Karim Benzema reveals admiration for Brazilian legend Ronaldo

Karim Benzema
© PA Photos
Karim Benzema thinks that Brazilian striker Ronaldo is the best striker of the modern era.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has revealed that he idolised Brazilian striker Ronaldo as a youngster.

Benzema has followed in his hero's footsteps at the Bernabeu, helping Madrid recapture the La Liga title with a string of impressive performances last season.

The French hitman revealed that no other forward came close to Ronaldo in his eyes.

He told Champions magazine: "Ronaldo is one of the greatest players of all time, I followed him closely as a kid.

"When I first came here I got to meet him, it was a dream. To me he was the best.

"He did what others couldn't do. He had speed and technique, everything you can ask for in a striker."

Benzema faces competition from Gonzalo Higuain to lead the line in Madrid's next match, an enticing Champions League tie away at Borussia Dortmund.

Karim Benzema
Read Next:
Benzema thanks Mourinho
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid11003033
2Barcelona11002023
3Real Sociedad11003213
4Leganes11001013
5Valencia11001013
6Atletico MadridAtletico10102201
7GironaGirona10102201
8Espanyol10101101
9Sevilla10101101
10Athletic Bilbao10100001
11Getafe10100001
12EibarEibar00000000
13Levante00000000
14Malaga00000000
15Villarreal00000000
16Celta Vigo100123-10
17AlavesAlaves100101-10
18Las PalmasLas Palmas100101-10
19Real Betis100102-20
20Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo100103-30
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand