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‘He’s a very complete No.9’ – Varane lauds Benzema

Karim Benzema, Real Madrid
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Raphael Varane is not surprised by Karim Benzema’s fine form this season for he has a unique skillset and is one of the world’s best players.

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema was one of the key players behind the team’s success in the 2019/20 La Liga season.

The Frenchman scored 21 goals and registered 8 assists from 37 league appearances, and finished only second to FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in the goalscoring charts.

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s departure and Gareth Bale‘s failure to step up made Los Blancos appear inept on the attacking front at times, but Benzema has done well in recent times to take the goalscoring burden upon himself.

Speaking highly of the striker, Raphael Varane suggests he never doubted his teammate’s supreme qualities.

“He’s in the best form of his life,” Varane told the official UEFA media, as per the official club website.

“I’m not surprised by his qualities. Everyone knows them. He’s very confident, he’s one of the best. He’s our leader in attack, he brings a lot to us and he doesn’t just score goals. His movements and quality allow us to create in attack and help the team.

“He’s a player who combines experience, quality, and physicality. He is a very complete number nine”.