Are they no longer friends? Karim Benzema said that Cristiano Ronaldo has not yet congratulated him for winning the Ballon d’Or

Are they no longer friends? Karim Benzema said that Cristiano Ronaldo has not yet congratulated him for winning the Ballon d’Or

Benzema also revealed that it would be a dream for him to win the World Cup and enjoy the trophy on his birthday, which is celebrated one day after the Qatar 2022 final.

Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema revealed this Saturday that his former teammate at the Merengue club, Cristiano Ronaldo, has not yet expressed his congratulations for the Ballon d’Or that the Frenchman won a couple of weeks ago.

In an interview prior to the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Benzema commented that at the moment he has not had contact with Cristiano Ronaldo although he hopes to see him during the World Cup.

“No, not yet,” he commented, despite the fact that the two shared nine years together at Real Madrid, in which they achieved an impressive track record including four UEFA Champions Leagues.

In addition, he spoke about his performance with France in the World Cup and declared that it would be a dream to win the Cup, especially since the day after the final is his birthday.

“Winning the World Cup would be one of my best birthday gifts. Each match will be a cup final. We have a great group of players, we are going to play one game at a time, ”he commented on the matter.

Lastly, he spoke about the physical problems that he has had in recent games and that have caused him to be out in recent games with Real Madrid.

“I have had some small problems with fitness, but nothing serious. There is still a lot of time until the 22nd. I will be fine, I will be prepared physically and mentally“.

Karim Benzema was one of the fittest strikers last season, scoring 44 goals in 46 games, which helped him win the Ballon d’Or beating Sadio Mané and Kevin De Bruyne.

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