Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema discusses 2022 Ballon d'Or chances

Jack Gallagher
Karim Benzema won his fifth Champions League with Real Madrid
Karim Benzema won his fifth Champions League with Real Madrid / Marc Atkins/GettyImages
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Karim Benzema has insisted that he can't do much more to win the 2022 Ballon d'Or following a career-best campaign with Real Madrid.

The forward was instrumental in Real's success both domestically and on the continent this season, scoring an astonishing 44 goals in all competitions as his club won both the Champions League and La Liga.

His performances in the Champions League have made him the favourite for the 2022 Ballon d'Or award, having scored 15 goals in 12 appearances in the competition - including decisive goals against Chelsea, PSG and Man City in the knockout rounds.

When asked by Canal+ about whether he has the Ballon d'Or on his mind, Benzema stated: "Of course.

"No I will join up with the national team but I don't think I can do much more with my club. We'll see what happens, but in any case I am proud of what I have done."

The 34-year-old also took the time to discuss Real Madrid's remarkable run in the Champions League, insisting that his club were not lucky to win it.

"There is no luck. 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."

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