Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema has admitted he has done all he could with Real Madrid this season to win the Ballon d’Or award after helping the Spanish giants beat Liverpool 1-0 in Saturday’s Champions League final in Paris.
Benzema did not score in the final but the Frenchman finished as the Champions League’s top scorer with 15 goals 10 of which were in the knockout rounds. He also won La Liga with Real Madrid.
“Of course,” the 34-year-old told Canal Plus when asked if the Ballon d’Or was on his mind.
“Now I will join up with the national team but I don’t think I can do much more with my club.
Benzema will join up with the France squad for a series of UEFA Nations League games in June after finishing the season with 44 goals altogether for Real.
He scored hat-tricks against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in the Champions League knockout rounds and netted three times across the two legs of the semi-final against Manchester City.
“We will see what happens, but in any case I am proud of what I have done.”
“There is no luck,” he said in reference to a series of remarkable comeback wins on their run to the final.
“You can be lucky once but not every time. We deserve our victory. We put in the effort, we came back every time, we never gave up.
“Every player is important in our squad, whether they are a starter or a substitute, or they don’t play often but give everything in training.”
Benzema, has now won five Champions League titles with Real Madrid
He added that ending the season as the competition’s top scorer was “exceptional”.
“But the most important thing is to win this fifth Champions League.”
The winner of the Ballon d’Or will be revealed in a ceremony in Paris in October.
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