Gary Lineker Continues Trolling Karim Benzema During Real's Spurs Hammering

Gary Lineker has continued his war of words with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema tonight by trolling the Frenchman during his side's match against Spurs.

The BBC and BT Sport presenter labelled multiple Champions League winner Benzema "a tad overrated" during a recent thread on Twitter, which prompted Benzema to respond by saying he was "embarrassed" for Lineker.

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Speaking during an interview with Les Inrockuptibles, via MARCA, he said:

"The criticism from ex-footballers who become journalists, some of who only share their hate, I feel sorry for them, frankly.

"They have experienced the same situations but don't have solidarity."

Well, the former England forward decided against letting sleeping dogs lie tonight by reigniting his feud on his social media channel.

Benzema and his Real Madrid colleagues were again frustrated this evening. Images: PA

With Benzema and his Real Madrid team-mates badly struggling against Spurs at Wembley, losing 3-1 and continuing their poor start to the season, Lineker mischievously stuck the boot in once again.

Oooof. Zidane issued his own response to Gary Lineker's comments prior to this game, and he won't be best pleased with what he had to say this evening.

Speaking to Goal, the iconic Frenchman said, "It's not just Karim, he's annoying me with [what he says about] Karim because, for people who know football, it's embarrassing.

"He's the best number nine for Madrid, by a long way. Karim will not score 60 goals, but he will score 20 goals and assists for 30 or 40 more.

"It bothers me when people talk badly about my players. For me, Benzema is the best.

"For me, a striker doesn't only need to score goals. Karim has everything, not only the goals.

"If Karim has been at Real Madrid for almost 10 years it's not an accident. He always recovers from everything, always shows his qualities."

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