Sun 26 September 2021 | 13:32

Camavinga hails Karim Benzema as ‘the best player in La Liga’

After making a €40 million move to Real Madrid from Rennes, the 18-year-old started his career bright in his new club as it took him just seven minutes to score his first goal, and assisted Rodrygo in his Champions League debut for the club.

On his 

move to Real Madrid

 and his bright start, Camavinga told 


: “As soon as I saw that Real Madrid were after me and they were ready to prepare an offer I didn’t hesitate for a second.

“Although yes, it’s true I could have stayed at Rennes. They’ will be in my heart forever, and I will never let them go. I keep watching their games and I will return to the stadium to see my old teammates.”


The French midfielder went on to hail his teammate and compatriot, 

Karim Benzema

, as the best player in La Liga at the moment.

“Benzema is a leader,”

 he continued. 

“We talk a lot, and I didn’t know it but he’s a very funny person. He leads the whole group.”


Eager to secure a spot in 

France’s World Cup 2022 squad



“I’m at the biggest club in the world, so that will help me to go with France.

“[Qatar 2022] is a goal. I have to put in good performances here, because it’s my performances at club level that will help me earn a place in the French national team.”


source: MARCA

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