Benzema wants to ‘win the lot’

Karim Benzema has admitted he is ‘full of confidence’ under Carlo Ancelotti, and wants to win ‘the lot’ this season.

The France international has been in superb form this season, scoring 14 goals in 23 League matches.

And the forward has put a lot of that down to the Italian tactician.

“It's a confidence thing – now when I try something it comes off. Strikers need confidence and now I feel confident in myself, since the coach has put his faith in me,” he told Marca.

“To begin with, my teammates supported me. Then there's the Coach and Zizou, who is always behind me.

“I don't know [whether it’ll be my year]. There are still a lot of games to go, but this could be a great year for me.

“Still, I try not to get hung up on whether it will be this year or next. I just want to do well, full stop.

“Our goal is to win the lot. We've already made the cup final and we're well placed in the other competitions. There are some top teams left in the Champions League.”

The former Lyon man then commented on the change from Jose Mourinho’s style to Ancelotti’s.

“Under Mou we played more on the counter-attack and were solid at the back. Under Carlo we have more control of the ball and game. You have to make more of an effort to achieve that.

“I think it's good to have both styles, control the ball or counter-attack more, and this year we can play both ways.

“Carlo is a calm man who likes to have a close relationship with his players. His faith in his striker has been very important to me, but we still have to work hard.”

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