Real MadridTOAdd more games and minutes than any other striker in Europe
Genergetic, great ability to care for and help his friends, it is not easy for him to submit to the domination of others. This is what the name ofKarimfor Muslims, some features thatSolariI associateBenzemain the press conference to the best performance of the French this course.
In the RCDE Stadium, Benzema opened his unique player catalog."I am a 9 with a soul of 10", he explained of himself after the match while his teammates praised him."He's been showing us how good he is", summarizeCarvajal. The football that he left in the Espanyol field has placed on the table s we are facing the best Benzema since he arrived in the summer of 2009. he opens that door, but his speech focuses on the present. And that moment draws the scene of a Karim more protagonist than ever in the day of the Chamartn team.
That generosity of Lyon striker also takes the handthe physical effortwho is facing this season.Benzema has been in the field 2,607 minutes of the 3,180Madrid has played this season since they started the competition with the European Supercup.The white match account was put at Cornell at 35. Of them Benzema has stopped appearing in two: the laps of the Cup against Melilla and Legans.
Among the big five Leagues of Europe there is no striker who accumulates more minutes and games in his legs."Do not take a cold Karim", they are in the technical staff of Lopetegui at the beginning of the season.That sensation has multiplied with the passing of the months and the almost null presence of Mariano in the team.Explained is the value of Benzema with the decision not to go through the operating room after the fracture of the meiqueof the right hand that suffered in the field of Betis. "It hurts, but when the ball rolls, everything is forgotten," explains the Frenchman.
With 15 goals in the absence of more than four months of competition,Karim presents the same records in front of goal that Luis Surez, although the Uruguayan has played six games less. Valverde has dosed much more to his nine, who accumulates 385 minutes less in his legs than Benzema.
Of those 15 Benzema goals, five have arrived thanks to a header.In that section between the forwards is only Lewandowski (eight for Bayern).
So far this season Madrid has scored 72 goals, of which Benzema has been directly involved in 20(15 marked and five assistance). In that range nobody weighs as much as Messi in Barcelona. La Pulga (26 goals and 13 goal passes) appears in 47% of Barça's goals.
With the qualifying round in the Cup with a 4-2 at Girona in which Benzema was the protagonist – his was the last goal – everything points to rest in Montilivi on Thursday. The French have exhausted the game against Espanyol and Solari has explained by active and passive how important the 9 is in his idea.And in the background comes the derby and the return of the Champions League.