Karim Benzema has signed a new deal with Real Madrid, one which will keep him with the club until 2021. During the press conference, he had some interesting words to share about his critics and his style of football.
“A striker is not just about goals. You have to play the game, get into space and lay on assists, add to the football itself. I know that I have my critics because I don't score as many goals as they'd like. You have to look beyond all that, that's how I see football. Obviously, I want to score goals, but I'm proud to say I always think of what is best for the team, that is the most important thing. The modern day forward has to give a little more,” he said.
“Criticism is part of my life. I think that is part and parcel of playing at this level. This club will always have its critics, but we're ok with that. I am here to work, when people criticise me it is because they expect more and it is something to work at,” he added.
Benzema is still injured although he completed the first step of his recovery by training apart alongside Jesus Vallejo this morning at Valdebebas.