Nasri hails Benzema’s ‘exceptional season’
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Present at the Velodrome on Wednesday for a charity match organized for the benefit of UNICEF and the Didier Drogba foundation, Samir Nasri gave his opinion on the race for the Ballon d’Or. The former midfielder of the Blues sees several favorites.
The suspense ends on November 29. That day, after a year without a winner due to the coronavirus, the Ballon d’Or will be awarded at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. A little over a month from the verdict, it’s difficult to know who will be the lucky winner. If Lionel Messi, in search of a seventh trophy, is a favorite, Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema and Jorginho, to name a few, have serious arguments to make.
“It would necessarily make me happy for him”
Present at the Velodrome on Wednesday for a charity match organized for the benefit of UNICEF and the Didier Drogba foundation, Samir Nasri was invited to give his opinion on this battle for the Golden Ball. “Benzema is having an exceptional season, but we must not forget the two exceptional seasons for Lewandowski. It is in continuity. N’Golo Kanté also had an exceptional season. Lionel Messi won the Copa America, there is a lot of competition. Does winning the League of Nations count for the Ballon d’Or? Benzema wears Real, so why not? I’ve known him since the age of 15, so that would necessarily make me happy for him, ”reacted the former OM attacking midfielder, who played with Benzema in the France team.
“He’s one of the favorites. He’s been proving for years that would be a reward. He has nothing more to prove. He has also come a long way in the France team, it shows a lot of things, ”said the former French international Louis Saha, who was also in the game at the Vélodrome. Named in the list of 30 players likely to win the Golden Ball, Benzema did not hide his “dream” of winning this trophy in a recent interview given to the newspaper AS. “Of course, I will do everything I can and I will work to the maximum to have this great trophy, so I hope to win it one day and realize this dream that I have since I was a child,” said the striker of the Blues and Real, who can count on the support of his club and the Madrid media.
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