- Jose Mourinho has claimed that Karim Benzema was of great help to Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid
The Portuguese and new Roma manager claimed that France will enjoy the service of Karim Benzema at EURO 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema played together at Real Madrid for years before the Portuguese moved to Juventus
Karim Benzema has been hailed by Jose Mourinho ahead of France's campaign in the EURO 2020 claiming the Real Madrid star was of great help to Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.
French players including Karim Benzema are in top gear for the EURO 2020 where they will face Germany in their first game of the championship which is expected to be tough.
He joked that Cristiano Ronaldo was in love with Karim Benzema when he was at Real Madrid based on the assists he gave him then.
''The best compliment you can give to Karim Benzema is that Cristiano Ronaldo was in love with him at Real Madrid.
''And for Cristiano to be in love with another attacking player means he does a lot for Cristiano — and he does a lot for every attacking player that plays around him.
''Karim is probably the only No 9 I know that is not selfish in his game. His vision is amazing, the way he enjoys his football is to play with lots of freedom. I can compare him with Harry Kane also in this sense.''
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo has been conspicuously omitted from the 23-man Champions League squad of the season.
The 36-year-old scored four goals and assisted two others in six UCL games however, his individual brilliance was unable to help them go beyond the last 16.
Juve were dumped out of the competition by FC Porto despite playing 4-4 on aggregate after both legs of the round.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi whose Barcelona team crashed out at the same stage as the Old Lady made the shortlist dominated by players of the winning team, Chelsea.
The Argentine scored five times and assisted two goals in six games but his Calatan club was humbled out of the competition by Paris Saint Germain 5-2 on aggregate.