For the President of Real, Benzema "Must win the Ballon d’Or" and it should have already been

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Once again Espanyol scorer against Barcelona (4–0), Karim Benzema is a candidate for the Ballon d’Or to secure the Spanish champion title for Real Madrid. On Movistar’s microphone, its president Florentino Perez explained that the striker deserves this reward and should have received it for some time.

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Be it in the Champions League or in La Liga, Karim Benzema (34) has been rocking the opposing nets. After scoring a Champions League double against Manchester City this Tuesday, the striker extended his figures by scoring his fourth goal of the match against Espanyol Barcelona (4-0).

The main architect of this 35th title of champion of Spain, won by the people of Madrid, is the French, author of 26 goals in the league. Impressive from match to match, Benzema is more than a credible candidate for the Ballon d’Or.

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“He should have won earlier”

On Movistar’s microphone the president of Spanish club Florentino Pérez gave his opinion on the subject: “He must win the Golden Ball this year, they can’t take it away from him.” Before adding: “No one doubts that the next Ballon d’Or will be Benzema. Looking back, he should have won it earlier.”

“He should have won earlier”

The winner of the Spanish championship, the League of Nations with the French team and still in contention in the Champions League, the former Lyonnais could win the award, he wants so much: “The Ballon d’Or is an inspiration, but not just personal. (…) If I manage to lead my team to win trophies, there will definitely be individual rewards behind it,” he told L’Equipe.

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Fourth in the final Ballon d’Or classification, Benzema was overtaken by Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho. A decision far from being in accordance with the reality on the ground, according to Perez: “He should have won it first.” A new feat by Benzema against the Nationals (May 4 at 9 p.m.) could further increase his chances of winning the margin.

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