Benzema: ‘I only have one friend’

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Benzema has shown in Icon magazine (El País) his most fashion and personal side. The forward, leader of the Real
Madrid Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, he has references and models but he has made himself and does not need to be defended, although he admits that he is something sensitive.

“I come from a neighborhood where things were difficult. When I saw older boys well dressed and with nice cars, what I wanted was to be like them. He never had idols, but he did have models: “In football it’s Ronaldo, the Brazilian.” “I admire Tyson because we both came from the bottom and we went up little by little. We never had it easy, nor did they give us anything ”.

He has worn white for more than a decade and is Madrid’s goal: “Cristiano’s departure allowed me to play a different role. He scored 50 goals every year and you had to adapt to his game. He is one of the best in the world and I was happy by his side ”. Zidane also only has good words: “He is an older brother for me, he is always there to advise me.”

Benzema wants to emphasize that he is not a cold guy: “I have feelings, but I will never show my weaknesses even if I have them. When I’m bad, I keep it to myself ”. He has a fondness for high-end cars (“Who doesn’t like them?”), Music (“Now I listen to Big Ben, a boy from my neighborhood”) and fashion (“Even a tracksuit can be pretty, more important is that you like yourself ”).

He does not hide his animosity towards racists: “It is disgusting, horrible and dirty. We are all the same ”. And he reveals that “I only have one friend, which shows that friendship is very important to me.” And he gets wet on whether or not money gives happiness: “Money makes things a lot easier, but you don’t need millions to be happy.”