ESPN Soccernet: Benzema ready to flourish at Real

“The patience from which Benzema has benefited at Real may owe something to the influence of Zinedine Zidane in the corridors of power at the Bernabeu, and it is to Zidane that thoughts most readily turn when Benzema is on his game. There is a thoughtful deliberateness and a sinewy elegance to Benzema that recalls Zidane at his most beguiling, right down to the way the younger man cajoles the ball with the outside of his foot when in possession.”

My latest piece for ESPN Soccernet, on how Karim Benzema has managed to turn things around at Real Madrid, can be read here.

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