Karim Benzema, a striker for Real Madrid and the France national team, has revealed that one day he hopes to win the Ballon d’Or, the world’s most coveted award in football.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the prize for the past decade, but Benzema feels he and others may now rise to the challenge as their ages decline.
Benzema told reporters, “[Winning the Ballon d’Or] does not make me lose any sleep, despite the fact that it is a dream for every player.”
“What I want is to help the team. Every player wants to win it and so do I.”
Benzema went on to say that Real Madrid, as in previous years, aims to win the Champions League this season.
“For me, the Champions League is the top competition and it is the one with the most pressure,” added Benzema.
“For me, there are no favourites. On the pitch, one thinks that one team will win and then another win. We have a great team and we are going to fight for winning it.”
This season, Vinicius Junior has had a strong start. In LaLiga Santander, the Brazilian striker has four goals in four games, according to the France international.