The Frenchman is very much so etching him by his name into the club’s history textbooks with an remarkable goal transport
Karim Benzema never imagined he would become among Real Madrid’s five goalscorers right after surpassing Ferenc Puskas about Thursday.
The striker scored the brace since Madrid relocated back inside two points associated with rivals plus La Liga leaders Barcelona with a 3-0 win over Valencia.
Benzema moved earlier Puskas (242 goals) plus into 5th on Madrid’s all-time checklist with 243, behind just Cristiano Ronaldo (451), Raul (323), Alfredo Di Stefano (308) plus Santillana (290).
The Frenchman, that arrived at Madrid from Lyon in 2009, was pleased with his accomplishment.
“I didn’t imagine anything like this, I’m very happy. I’ve been working for a long time now and I always put it in to keep improving,” Benzema mentioned, via the club’s website.
“I hope I can keep going. I’m very happy to be playing for this club.”
Benzema’s second objective was amazing as he handled a Marco Asensio move brilliantly just before unleashing the volley earlier Valencia goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.
The 32-year-old mentioned everything relocated so swiftly as he have scored to make it 3-0, before Lee Kang-in has been later directed off with regard to Valencia.
“It wasn’t an easy game due to the opposition who made it hard, but we won and didn’t concede,” Benzema said.
“It’s extremely important because Valencia are a great team. For the second objective everything occurred so quick.
“It was a cross from Marco, I control it, I shot with the left foot and it went in. It looks easy, but you have to do it so fast.”
Benzema provides scored 21 goals within 38 video games this season, along with Madrid in action in opposition to Real Sociedad on Sunday. Benzema is additionally now the particular fourth gamer in Madrid’s history to possess hit 20-plus goals within eight or even more seasons.
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Real Madrid office manager Zinedine Zidane singled out each Benzema plus Eden Hazard for praise following the important triumph over Valencia which keeps these people within coming in contact with distance associated with Barcelona.
“It was a great goal, for the move and the finish – I’m delighted for Karim’s goals,” Zidane said.
“This was a really good game from Hazard. Physically, he was good and played 80 minutes. Sometimes you might think he’s starting to look tired, but then he picks up the ball and sprints away.”