Karim Benzema reveals admiration for Brazilian legend Ronaldo

Benzema reveals admiration for Ronaldo
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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.

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