To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now

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

Nasir Jabbar

| Last updated 

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. 

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

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."

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

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."​

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

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. 

Featured Image Credit: Vivo/Alamy

Topics: Karim Benzema, Football, Lionel Messi

Nasir Jabbar
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You


Marcus Rashford tells heartbreaking story of friend's death was the reason for his celebration

7 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated as if he had given Portugal the lead, but stadium announcer gave Bruno Fernandes the goal

a day ago