Benzema: "I’ll never forget Real Madrid"
Karim Benzema joined Al-Ittihad.
Karim Benzema, who joinedReal Madrid
from Lyon in 2009, left the team after 14 years and joined Al-Ittihad. During this time, he managed to win 25 titles with Real Madrid and score 354 goals.
In his farewell ceremony, Benzema said that he will not forget Real Madrid.
“I’ll never forget Real Madrid because it’s impossible,”
“It’s difficult to talk. There are so many emotions. I wanted to thank Real Madrid and my team-mates. It’s been a good journey in my life.
“I was lucky enough to fulfil my childhood dream thanks to the president, who a long time ago, when I was just 21 years old, went to my house, with my parents.
“When I saw you I said, he’s the man who brought Zizou and Ronaldo and now he wants me in his team. Thank you very much for that."
Karim Benzema, who won the Ballon d'Or last year, has signed a three-year contract with Al-Ittihad.
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