With the league coming to the final stages Benzema encourages his fellow men to “treat every game as a final” as he addresses LaLiga World ahead of El Clasico which is set to be played on Saturday 10.
Real Madrid are third-placed in La Liga, with just 3 points behind Atletico Madrid and 3 points behind Barcelona in the standings.
Benzema on the importance of El Classico
“There are still quite a few games to go, I think this league is going to go down to the wire because it’s still very competitive. We’ve got to treat every game as if it were a final.”
“In my opinion, El Clasico is the greatest game in the world. Not just for me but for everyone. There’s an incredible history between the two clubs, it’s always a key game.
Benzema on Barcelona’s tactics and the significance of Messi and ter Stegen
“As always, it’s going to be a tough match against a team who like to have the ball. But we also like to have the ball.
“I think a lot of the game will take place in the middle of the park. But just like when we played at Camp Nou, we’ve got to go all out to win because this is a final for us.
“They love to have possession, they’ve got a good keeper [ter Stegen] and then they’ve got Messi. He is so important for Barcelona in every way. We’ve got to take care because he’s very dangerous indeed.”
Benzema on his goal scoring form this campaign
“I don’t know if it’s my best season. Every year I start from zero and aim to do better than the previous campaign,” Benzema said.
“I’m on a good goal-scoring run and hope to keep it up, keep helping out my team, putting points on the board, keep winning games.
“But the most important thing is winning those games. I feel free on the pitch. I do what I like on the field, I help the team set up moves and I finish them.”
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