Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says the days of discussing the Ballon d’Or are over. If Karim Benzema doesn’t win this year’s Ballon d’Or, it will be a scandal.
Karim Benzema’s Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday night to claim the title. Karim Benzema is also in contention for the Ballon d’Or, beating Sadio Mané and Mohammad Salah to win the title.
Ferdinand and former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard were also present as analysts at the BT Sports event. About Benzema, Gerard said that when the kids sit at home and watch the game, he tries to follow the forwards, waiting for Benzema to score. But if you want to name someone as a world-class all-rounder beyond just goals, the name Benzema will come up. He deserves the Ballon d’Or this time.
Forward Benzema, 34, is having the best season of his career. He became the league’s top scorer with 27 goals. On the way to scoring 15 goals in the Champions League, he scored two hat-tricks in two crucial matches against PSG and Chelsea. Benzema, however, doesn’t want to cover it up.
“I did my job well,” said Benzema at the end of the final. I’m proud of what I’ve achieved. Let’s see what happens with the Ballon d’Or, because I’ve won other titles.
By the way, it will be known in October who will win the Ballon d’Or.