The upcoming round of 16 of the Champions League against PSG (go on February 15, return on March 9) does not worry Karim Benzema more than that. “If you want to go all the way, you have to beat all the teams. Afterwards, we would have liked another draw, that’s for sure. PSG are among the favorites but there is no fear, reacted the Real striker the day after the draw, on the sidelines of the interview he gave us for his trophy for best French player of the year 2021. It’s two football matches. We want to qualify, we want to go all the way. »
Without wanting to compare the Madrid attack line with the MNM (Messi – Neymar – Mbappé) in Paris – « It’s not the same, they are not the same age, not the same experience » -, KB9 believes that “those who will play this match in [son] team will be fit” and “Whoever is best prepared will win”.
“I am a human, not a robot”
And it is not the prospect of coming to play in France, on February 15 at the Parc des Princes, which moves him more or upsets him in his frame of reference. It is now a habit. “With Real, I came back many times, it’s nothing new. And my supporters in France watch me every weekend. I don’t need to come to France and show anything. But in any case, when we go to France to play this match against Paris, it will be to win. »
Only his return to Blue managed to weigh on him in a superior way. “There, it was different. It had been over five years. It was not a weight, but a pressure, it is necessary, normal. I am a human, not a robot. It wasn’t even pressure anymore, I don’t know if that’s called pressure. There, I was watched… People wanted me to succeed. What I’m actually doing. »