Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema has confirmed that he has dreamed of winning the Ballon d’Or for the best player in the world “since his childhood”.
Benzema’s comments came in an interview with Spanish newspaper “AS”, which was published on Saturday, the day after French football magazine “France Football” announced the names of 30 players nominated for this prestigious award. “Since I was young, I dreamed of winning the Ballon d’Or, it is the dream of all footballers,” he said.
“Of course I will do my best and work hard to win this award one day and fulfill the dream I had for a long time as a child,” he added.
Benzema is the top scorer in the Spanish league this season with 9 goals in 8 appearances, and is set to lead the offensive line of his country, France, in the match against Spain in the European League of Nations final. scheduled for Sunday at the San Siro stadium in Milan.
“The most important thing for me is that the people around me enjoy my football and feel that I am happy and proud of what I am doing.”
He stressed that “there are a lot of attackers who are over thirty and still effective in front of goal”, noting that “modern football allows it”.