Karim Benzema’s talent goes unrecognized, and this is too much for Madrid.
A time announced as a candidate for the final victory of the Ballon d’Or, Karim Benzema did not even find himself on the podium for the 2021 edition, leaving Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to pass him in front. For the trophy that FIFA gives each year for the title of best player in the world, the Real Madrid striker hoped to have his chance, because it was about the votes of the captains of the selections and not a jury of journalists . But the result was not much different, and the Frenchman is not among the finalists.
What is Mohamed Salah doing?
It is again Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski who will face each other, with the Egyptian Mohamed Salah as referee. A real disappointment for Karim Benzema, who had made a place of finalist of The Best one of his small personal goals for the winter. But the disappointment is once again at the rendezvous, and the Madrid press once again needs to support the star of Real Madrid. Defensa Central, a media close to President Florentino Pérez, does not understand this relentlessness against Karim Benzema.
— defendacentral.com (@defcentral) January 7, 2022
« Once again, the player is not recognized for the good year he has had with the Whites, and with his national team. The choice of Mohamed Salah among the three elected is surprising, since he has not had his best year with Liverpool. Dubious elections, but since the Argentinian won the Ballon d’Or, nothing surprises us “Balanced the Madrid media, which is clearly up against FIFA and its distinction. Unless there is an error in the counting of the votes, there is not much to complain about, and the publication of the captains’ votes will make it possible to see more clearly. In any case, the only consolation, KB9 is one of the nominees for the typical team of the season, along with only one other French player: Kylian Mbappé.