Benzema, his dream eleven without Ronaldo and Messi!


By: Manu Tournoux

Now at Al-Ittihad, in Saudi Arabia, Karim Benzema has revealed his dream lineup. And the French striker did not select either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

Whether at Olympique Lyonnais, Real Madrid, the French team or for several months in Saudi Arabia, Karim Benzema has rubbed shoulders with or challenged some of the greatest players in the world over the last fifteen years. But what would be his dream eleven? His club Al-Ittihad asked him the question and the French striker made some surprising choices.

The “real” Ronaldo yes, Cristiano no

Although he is of their generation, “KB9” did not see fit to retain the two living legends that are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom he nevertheless played from 2009 to 2018 at the White House. Other former Merengues and Blaugranas from his era, like Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo and Daniel Alves, however feature in his ideal defense.

In midfield, Karim Benzema opted for a French trio composed of Claude Makelele, Paul Pogba and Zinedine Zidane, who trained him in Spain and whom he sees as a ” big brother “. Manuel Neuer and two other former glories, this one Brazilian, complete his eleven type: Ronaldinho and his idol Ronaldo, ” the truth “ as José Mourinho called it.

His dream eleven: Manuel Neuer (Germany) – Daniel Alves (Brazil), Pepe (Portugal), Sergio Ramos (Spain), Marcelo (Brazil) – Claude Makelele (France), Paul Pogba (France), Zinedine Zidane (France) , Ronaldinho (Brazil) – Ronaldo (Brazil), Karim Benzema (France).

Leave a Comment