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Karim Benzema's Response To Lionel Messi Backing Him To Win Ballon d'Or Is Perfect

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Karim Benzema's Response To Lionel Messi Backing Him To Win Ballon d'Or Is Perfect

​Karim Benzema appreciates Lionel Messi's Ballon d'Or praise and says it gives him motivation to achieve more success. 

The Real Madrid superstar is the front-runner to win the prestigious 2022 Ballon d'Or award following his remarkable goal-scoring exploits this season. 

He's scored an incredible 44 goals in 46 games in all competitions, guiding his side to La Liga and Champions League glory. 

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Benzema is odds on to win the Ballon d'Or, with Messi backing the Frenchman - claiming there are 'no doubts' this year in glowing praise.

"I think there are no doubts, it is very clear that Benzema had a spectacular year and ended up consecrating himself with the Champions League, being essential from the last 16 onwards in all the games," the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner said. 

"I think there are no doubts this year."

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Benzema caught wind of Messi's comments, saying they made him 'very happy' and gives him motivation. 

Speaking whilst on international duty with France, he said: "I heard the words from Messi and they made me very happy, very content that they come from a player like him.

"They give me motivation to do more things."​

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Should he get his hands on the coveted individual prize, then it'd be the first of his legendary career. 

Benzema continued his fine form with a goal in France's 2-1 defeat to Denmark on Friday.

​Les Bleus resume their Nations League campaign on Monday when they travel to Croatia.

They also take on Austria before hosting Croatia. 

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Topics: Karim Benzema, Football, Lionel Messi

Nasir Jabbar
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