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Benzema more complete than Henry? Fans have their say

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Ex-French footballer Sidney Govou caused a stir after he claimed Karim Benzema was a more complete player than Thierry Henry. What do fans think about this?

In his playing days, Thierry Henry was up there as the best and proved to be a nightmare for defenders. But what about a reality where Karim Benzema is proving to be better than his compatriot?

That is the reality of Sidney Govou. The Frenchman played alongside the Los Blancos star during their days at Lyon.

In their quest for La Liga glory this season, Benzema was easily one of the most important players for Real Madrid. Florentino Perez even claimed he deserved a Ballon d’Or for his exploits this term.

His 29 goal contributions in 37 games means the Frenchman had a hand in 41% of Real Madrid’s 70 league goals.

Besides his goal contributions for Los Blancos, Benzema was also a crucial part of his side’s link-up play in attack. All of that combined has Govou saying the 32-year-old is more complete than the legendary Thierry Henry.

Goal took time to ask who the better player was via a poll. Henry currently has the lead with more than 77% of the votes. But what are the fans saying as well?

It’s normal that Arsenal fans would take the piss at this. One fan decided to be sarcastic in his response.

Even a Madrid fan couldn’t even agree Benzema was better than Henry.

Comparing any French striker to Henry is criminal. Another fan thinks Govou should have mentioned some other names instead.

The Benzema to Henry comparison could be likened to this particular one perhaps. Baseless yeah?

Govou was probably in a world of his own before saying all of that.

Not one fan was able to quote Benzema as anywhere close to Henry. I guess we have the answer for that one.