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Benzema: “Mbappe will come to Real Madrid, it’s just a matter of time”

The attacker talked in an interview with L’Equipe.

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Real Madrid attacker Karim Benzema talked to L’Equipe in an interview which was published this Saturday. Benzema is still optimistic about Kylian Mbappe signing for Real Madrid sooner or later. When asked about the future of his teammate in the French national team, Benzema was clear.

“He said it himself, he wants to see and experience something else. He will play for Real Madrid some day, I don’t know when but he will come. It’s just a matter of time,” said Benzema.

The French legend also talked about Camavinga, who signed for Madrid this past summer and has made a big impact when given the chance, even though he is still 18 years old.

“I didn’t know him personally, he’s just 18 years old and he can only improve and develop by playing with the likes of Casemiro, Kroos or Modric,” explained the attacker.

Real Madrid lost key players like Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane in the summer transfer window but Benzema believes Los Blancos still are the world’s best club.

“Real Madrid are still the best club in the world. We didn’t rebuild, this is just a new era in football with new players. We have to invest in young player so that one day they become great footballers, and I’m here to help them. I talk a lot with them, I want to improve them as players. When you improve the rest, you improve the team and you obtain great satisfaction by doing that,” he added.

Benzema concluded his interview by talking about his former coach Zinedine Zidane.

“I will never be able to compare myself to him and talk about my level and his own level. I respect him so much and I can only learn from what they achieved. I really get along with Zizou, we still talk a lot and he can only help me. I will never say I’m the modern Zidane in Real Madrid, it’s just unthinkable!” concluded the attacker.