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Real Madrid Striker Karim Benzema SLAMS Gary Lineker – I Feel Sorry For Him

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Karim Benzema has hit back at Gary Lineker’s cocky dig at the Real Madrid striker.

Karim Benzema has responded angrily to comments from Gary Lineker

After Three Lions striker Harry Kane scored a brace in Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Liverpool, Lineker took to Twitter to poke fun at both Benzema and Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

Lineker tweeted: “Harry Kane scores again. Thankfully Zidane thinks Benzema is the best so they won’t be interested in poaching him.”

And earlier last month Lineker had slammed Benzema, stating: “Is it me or is Benzema a tad overrated? A goal every other game in a team as strong as Real Madrid is nada especial. Decent not great.”

Kane has displayed incredible form for both club and country this year and has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent weeks.

But both Los Blancos President Florentino Perez and Zidane have suggested that they don’t need Kane as they have Benzema in the squad.

Harry Kane has emerged as England’s best striker

Zidane even came out in defence of Benzema and slammed Lineker’s comments saying they are ‘embarrassing’.

And now Benzema has angrily reacted to Lineker’s comments in an interview with French magazine Les Inrockuptibles.

Zidane has always backed Benzema

“The criticism from ex-footballers who become journalists, some of who only share their hate, I feel sorry for them, frankly,” he said.

“They have experienced the same situations but don’t have solidarity.”

Both Benzema and Ronaldo are struggling to find form this season

Benzema has failed to impress so far this season – with just two goals to his name in 10 appearances.

However, he is not the only Real Madrid player struggling to find form with Cristiano Roanldo managing to find the net just once in 6 games.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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