After a long wait, Benzema returned to Didier Deschamps’ team before last year’s European Championship. Since then, the 34-year-old footballer has become a very important member of the team.
Benzema had a dream last season. He made an important contribution to Real Madrid’s La Liga and Champions League. He scored 44 goals in all competitions.
In recognition, he won the Ballon d’Or for the first time in his career. Benzema went to his boyhood club Lyon last Friday to receive the Footballer of the Year award. He was honored in a special event by the club.
After the event, he told Prime Video that his dream is to become the world champion.
“Being the champion in Qatar will be one of the best birthday presents for me. Every match there is like a final. Our team is very good and we will plan for the match.”
Desham’s team is in the ‘D’ group in the global tournament. The other three teams in the group are Australia, Denmark and Tunisia.