Karim Benzema has started this season on fire, and is arguably the best — and most in form — striker in the world right now. Over the course of three games in September, Benzema scored six goals (three against Celta, one against Valencia, and two against Mallorca). That brings his tally to nine goals on the season, in a campaign where’s also already provided seven assists.
Therefore, it was a foregone conclusion that Benzema would take home La Liga Santander’s Player of the Month award for September.
From La Liga’s official website where they made the announcement on Friday:
“Karim Benzema has received the LaLiga Santander Player of the Month award for September, the first player to earn the accolade this season. The Madrid frontman stood out not just for his fine all-round form, but also his lethal goalscoring instincts in a month which has seen Ancelotti’s charges rack up three wins and a draw.
“In addition to his contribution to Madrid’s goalscoring exploits, Benzema has excelled with his team play and individual brilliance. The impressive performances of Real Madrid’s number 9 have made a massive contribution to their fantastic start to the season, taking them to the top of the LaLiga Santander table.”