Karim Benzema has been named the best French player playing abroad for this 2020-2021 season.
It’s no longer a secret, Karim Benzema is having another great season for Real Madrid. No. 1 offensive weapon of the Merengue since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus three years ago now, the former Lyon is preponderant for the team of Zinédine Zidane.
Alone to survive in his team and scorer in the first leg against Chelsea, he could not avoid the elimination of his team in the semi-finals of the Champions League against the Blues of Thomas Tuchel. On the other hand, Real still have a hope of winning a second consecutive La Liga by beating Atlético Madrid at the finish.
This Sunday, the day after the unveiling of the winners for Ligue 2, the UNFP trophies designated the best French player playing abroad. Hugo Lloris, Ferland Mendy, N’Golo Kanté and Ousmane Dembélé were also in the running. But it is KB9 who leaves with a new trophy, he who held the title since he had already been elected in 2019, before the award was canceled last year, the fault of Covid-19.
Eh @Karim Benzema, do you have some room left in your trophy cabinet? 🧐
– beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) May 16, 2021
“It is a very important prize, I am very happy to win it once again. I thank the UNFP and all the players who voted for me. It is a pride as always”, reacted the interested party to the microphone of BeIN Sports.
Since the start of this La Liga season, Benzema has no less than 22 goals and 8 assists to carry Real Madrid, second to two points behind Atlético. Zidane’s charges travel to Bilbao this Sunday for Matchday 37 and will count on their serial scorer to stay in the race, while Atlético welcomes Osasuna with the hope of putting an end to the suspense.
The UNFP trophies will also designate the best players, goalkeeper, coach and hope in Ligue 1 at the end of next week. Benzema was also named best player in the French championship. It was in 2008, when he was still playing in Lyon.
Kylian Mbappé, Wissam Ben Yedder, Burak Yilmaz, Memphis Depay and Neymar are the nominees and hope to succeed the native of the capital of Gaul in the coming days.