I want to win 2022 Ballon d’Or – Benzema
Karim Benzema, a Real Madrid forward, has confessed that winning the Ballon d’Or this year is still his top aim.
Winning means various things to different people, according to the France international.
Benzema finished fourth, after Chelsea’s Jorginho, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, and winner, PSG ace Lionel Messi.
But he has now said: “Finishing 4th, 3rd, 2nd or 30th… it’s all the same, what counts is winning.
“For me, the Ballon d’Or is for players who carry their team, score during difficult moments and win trophies.
“My chances of winning the Ballon d’Or in 2022? Why not? We could set it as an objective. I will do everything possible to play better than I did last season.”
The 33-year-old almost led Los Blancos to the LaLiga title last season, scoring 23 goals. They missed out by two points to city rivals Atletico Madrid.
Benzema also led the France national team to the UEFA Nations League this year.