Real Madrid striker and laliga top scorer Karim Benzema has been nominated for the best “French player of the year 2021,” reported France football from their official handle.
🏆 Élu meilleur joueur Français de l'année 2021, l'attaquant du @realmadrid revient, dans un entretien exclusif, sur le style de buteur qu'il est devenu au fil des années.
— Ballon d'Or #ballondor (@francefootball) January 13, 2022
The striker has been very promising this season for his side and tops the La Liga table with the most goals for Real Madrid. He was also appointed as Most Valuable Player (MVP) for last night’s El Clasico for his brilliant performance in the Spanish Super Copa against rivals Barcelona.
Karim was on the pitch for full 120 minutes to assist teammate Vinicius Jr. who was responsible for Real Madrid’s first goal.
The Frenchman contributed for the Los Blancos by netting the second goal of the team in the 72nd minute before Barca’s Ansu Fati equalised. Fede Valverde in the 98th minute scored the winner for the Whites to power them into the final with a 3-2 win against Xavi Hernandez led team.
Benzema seemed to pick up an injury in extra time concerning the fans but the boss stated that he is fine. “Karim is fine,” told Carlo Ancelotti. “He has had a hit. Now we have time to recover until Sunday,” he further stated, reported Football ESPANA.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) January 13, 2022
The France international currently tops the La Liga table with 17 goals and has provided 7 assists followed by teammate Vinicius Jr. who has netted 12 goals and has given 4 assists.
13 times UCL champions Real Madrid are bossing La Liga Santander with 49 points and are the top-scoring team (45) with most wins (15) and are yet to be defeated at the Santiago Bernabeú.
Madrid will be playing the Super Copa final match that is scheduled for Sunday against either Atletico Madrid or Athletic Club is to be decided tonight at 12:30 IST when they clash against each other at the semis.