Benzema: ‘Cristiano is phenomenal’

Karim Benzema has described teammate Cristiano Ronaldo as “phenomenal” following the Portuguese’s five-goal haul in the 9-1 demolition of Granada.

The Frenchman, who himself scored a brace against the relegation-threatened Andalusians, could not hide his admiration and bowed down to the former Manchester United man.

“Ronaldo is simply phenomenal because he’s always there for the team,” claimed Benzema to reporters.

“I’m really pleased for him because he deserves it. We both feel great right now as we’ve helped the team. Sometimes we score and sometimes we don’t, but we always try to play our part.

“This was great after being beaten by Barcelona and was good for all of us. For me the win and three points were the most important thing, although it’s true you don’t score nine goals in every game.

“Even so, we just tried to entertain the fans,” he maintained.

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