Karim Benzema is having an absolutely exceptional season with his club Real Madrid, but also with the France team.
Obviously present in the list of 30 nominated for the France Football Ballon d'Or, the former Lyonnais is increasingly asserting himself as a serious contender for the final coronation.
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So much so that in recent days, messages of support have flowed towards the recent winner of the League of Nations. Former teammates, presidents, coaches, and even opponents ... Everyone seems under the spell of the Madrid striker. This is particularly the case of Zinédine Zidane, who had under his orders "
", when he officiated in the Merengue club (between 2016 and 2018, then from 2019 to 2021).
Asked this Sunday morning in the
, the former glory of the Blues had very strong words towards his former player: “
We are talking about a player who deserves to win this Golden Ball.
He's an incredible player, I had the great honor of coaching him.
He associates easily with others.
He knows how to do everything in the field.
I hope he can be rewarded with this Ballon d'Or.
This is the moment because it is above.
A beautiful tribute which should delight the main interested, already greatly supported by his club.
We will have to wait for the ceremony on November 29 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris to know if Karim Benzema will win the precious sesame.