French international Karim Benzema has hinted that he is not a servant to Ronaldo in Real Madrid.
Benzema has enjoyed a fine form for Real Madrid in recent time helping the team to Champions League final and on top of the La Liga table with the hope of securing the league when they visit Malaga on Sunday evening.
“I often heard it said that I’m at Cristiano’s service. That’s not true. That’s not how it is,” Benzema told L’Equipe.
“Cristiano scores more with his enormous talent. I don’t need him to thank me. We’re friends but above all great professionals.
“Cristiano has also given me quite a few assists. Perhaps that’s highlighted less. He’s also a real team player. That’s all the difference in the analysis.
“Between us, I think we’re not far off 150 Champions League goals for Real and I don’t know how many assists for each other. We know each other by heart. That’s also why we have lasted together for eight seasons in the biggest club in the world.”
Despite dropping in and out the team over the course of the season due to injury and poor form, Benzema has contributed nine goals and four assists in 27 La Liga appearances so far this season.