Karim Benzema is also a prophet in his own land. Magazine French Football He has just been named the best French player of 2021. The striker for Real Madrid and the French national team will occupy the cover of the well-known interview, which in its previous issue starred Leo Messi, under the title ‘The original Ballon d’Or’. You have to remember that Benzema finished fourth in the Ballon d’Or, with 239 points, surpassed by the winner, Leo Messi, with 613; Lewandowski, who added 580; Jorginho, with 460.

The award is accompanied by the aforementioned cover that stars in the next issue of French Football. Includes an interview in which the madridista striker sums up his great moment like this: “I’ve become the ‘9’ that I always wanted to be”.

Although Benzema has already received this recognition on other occasions, this time he has the added merit of having surpassed other great French stars such as Kylian Mbappé or N’Golo Kanté.

Following the announcement of the award, the Real Madrid striker posted an image on his social networks next to the trophy and claimed to feel proud to have received it. Although the most striking thing about the publication is Kylian Mbappé’s response, in the form of applause icons, who could be his partner next season in the white team.

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