Zidane: I Do Not Believe Benzema Is Overrated

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Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has leaped to the defence of criticized forward, Karim Benzema saying he is not overrated.

The Madrid forward has only scored once in the La Liga this season, and he produced an outstanding assist for Marcelo.

Benzema’s countryman, Zidane heaped praise following his super cameo appearance in the 3-0 win over Eibar.

“I’m happy because at the end of the day that’s what we like: players who know how to play and link up,” Zidane said.

“He didn’t score, but he started the move around the halfway line. It was a nice move for anyone who likes football.

“They’re never going to stop arguing about him. He’s very good and that’s that. He showed his quality in the half an hour he got today.

“For me he’s not overrated. Everyone can say it but I enjoy seeing Karim out on the pitch. I don’t agree with those who think that he’s overrated. He is an important player in this team.

“You always want to talk about negative things but there are so many positive things…I want to talk about what he does well. You just have to see the half hour that he played and how performed.”



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