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Benzema: Winning the Ballon d'Or is an eternal dream and I am happy to return to the French national team

Karim Benzema, Real Madrid and France striker, expressed his happiness at his return to the French national team, saying, "I felt a lot of excitement and joy to return to the French national team and play football."

Karim Benzema gave an interview to Agence France-Presse, during which he reviewed many issues shortly after the European Championship, which France considers an extraordinary candidate to win the title, as the Real Madrid striker returned to the French national team after many years of absence and explained how quickly he adapted.

Benzema said about his dream of winning the Ballon d'Or, "It is an eternal dream, it is always in my head, and the question is how you can win that, it depends on you winning big competitions and providing distinguished levels and always having it in your head is a good thing, as it allows you to motivate yourself more in matches."

"I am happy to arrive and feel good and play and I had a lot of feelings, whether it was with Marseille or putting on the national team shirt again, or going out to the field with my friends and having fun," added the Rooster striker.

And about the presence of Antoine Griezmann in the team and the extent of his influence in his position, Benzema said, “I think this is no longer possible at this level, he plays for Barcelona and I am at Real Madrid and we have the quality and vision so that there is no conflict in the matches.

He continued, "Of course we like the ball to be at our feet, but we can also go deeper and move and the most important thing is not to fall in the same place."

And about wasting a penalty kick in the team’s friendly match, he said: “Everyone wastes penalty kicks. They told me about a player who did not fail in that. It is a friendly match and I will work to improve that more and more. There are no problems. What could be a crisis is the lack of opportunities and the lack of shooting on the goal.” .

Benzema spoke about Kylian Mbappe and said: "He is a good and young player who can do anything and these are the players that I love and who know how to play from one touch and how to go deep."

The Merengue striker continued his statements: "He is fast and efficient, we did not play much together, but in training we look for each other and it is easy, he knows how to play football and it is important that he has that."

And about the reception of the French fans after his return, he said: "Of course it was good, I had good comments and reactions and I can feel the atmosphere and what is happening around me."

Karim Benzema concluded: "This is perfect, it allows me to focus very much on what I have to do in the matches."