Benzema reveals he idolizes Ronald at Real Madrid: ‘I looked at his movement and tried to do what he did’

Benzema reveals he idolizes Ronald at Real Madrid: ‘I looked at his movement and tried to do what he did’


The Frenchman reveals he was a big fan of Ronaldo Nazario because of his playing style.

Benzema insists that the Brazilian was the perfect example of how to do it all while spearheading the frontline.

When asked about who was his idol when he was growing up, Karim Benzema told Movistar (quotes via Marca): “Ronaldo was my idol from a young age.

“I started watching football because of him. I looked at his movement and I tried to copy what he did. But there was no one like him, I looked up to him so much.

“Some players had his speed, but not the ball control and skill at the same time. People think he only scored goals, but he could do everything. 

Strikers need to know how to do a lot of things, not just score goals, and he was the perfect example. I learnt a lot from him and [current Real Madrid coach] Zinedine Zidane.”

Indeed, Ronaldo Nazario was a touch above everyone else at his peak and created a lot of delightful moments for Real Madrid. 

Benzema has managed to surpass the Brazilian’s legacy at the Santiago Bernabeu, but it’s nice to see the Frenchman pay ode to one of the best strikers of all time.

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