Speaking in the wake of France’s Nations League triumph over Spain, Karim Benzema reacted to his first title with the France team, months after returning to the squad.
His words transcribed in L’Équipe, the Real Madrid striker also discussed his spectacular goal to equalise, seconds after Spain had opened the scoring through Oyarzabal.
“I’m very proud. I’m really happy for the whole team. Most of all, we put in two great performances of a very high level.”
“I’ve been very happy with my work for a long time. To come back into this team and to win makes me happy, yes. This title gives me even more ambition for the future with this team. Because this team has great potential.”
“[My goal] is a play that I often practise in training, but usually close to the post. I scored a few during the warm-up already. I always try to get it on target, but when it comes to those goals, you always need a bit of success.”