Former Real Madrid and Italy striker Atonio Cassano (39) believes Cristiano Ronaldo owes much of his success at Real to his association with Karim Benzema when the two stars formed the Merengue attack.
Without Antonio Cassano filter. At almost 40 years old, the former sulphurous Italian striker is today delighting the faithful of BoboTV, the live Twitch channel of another former glory of transalpine football, Christian Vieri. During the last session, Cassano returned to the monstrous performance of Karim Benzema against Chelsea in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League. And more generally on a player he really admires: « In football, it’s not just titles and goals that count, recalls the ex-ephemeral Real player (2006-2007 before a loan to the Sampdoria). Zidane has scored few goals but he is one of the great players in history. Riquelme too. You need goals and titles but they are not the most important things. »
« Benzema is also a Zidane, he is a 9, a 10 and a 9 and a half »
And Cassano to send a small spade to a well-known ex-accomplice of KB9 at Real between 2009 and 2018: « Cristiano Ronaldo must pray in the morning and say: » Thank you Benzema for playing with me. huge stats of the French since the departure of CR7, in particular his assists, Cassano continues: « Ronaldo scores and he will always score but he is a different player. Benzema is a center forward but he is also a Zidane, he is a 9 is a 10 and a 9 and a half. » An analysis that Vieri does not completely share: « Ronaldo was devastating, judges the striker who worked for AS Monaco (2006-2007). They both played in a team that was very strong. At Juve, he didn’t there was no Benzema and Ronaldo scored 100 goals. » And Vieri to decide by way of conclusion: « Ronaldo is the greatest scorer in history. »