Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has come in for some heavy criticism this season and has found the back of the net just once in all competitions. However, the French striker has claimed he is ‘calm’ under the pressure and is not a striker who is content only with scoring goals.
“If I don’t touch the ball, but I score in the 90th minute, I’m disgusted.”
Benzema also spoke of his playing relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, while insisting that the Portuguese attacker’s ‘selfishness’ is not an issue.
“Ronaldo is more selfish than me, but that’s normal,” he added. “We get along well, I like to play with him. In the end, his selfishness doesn’t bother me, it is good for the team.”
“The most difficult thing in Madrid is the pressure” said Benzema, “
“I focus on the football. With age, I have learned to stay calm. The hardest part is when the criticism comes from your own fans. They are normally there to boost you.”