Odriozola: Benzema is the world’s best No.9

Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola has hailed team mate Karim Benzema as the best centre forward in world football at the moment.

The former Real Sociedad player was speaking after Benzema netted a late winner in their 3-2 victory over Huesca on Sunday night, his 15th La Liga goal of the season.

The 31 year-old has made a crucial difference for Los Blancos during a inconsistent campaign, and Odriozola is in no doubt about his star quality. 

"Benzema is the best No.9 in the world right now.

'His performances support this and we are so happy to have him in the team."

The result keeps Zinedine Zidane's side in third place in La Liga with nine games remaining in the 2018-19 campaign, two points behind rivals Atletico Madrid. 

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