Karim Benzema n'aime pas le football moderne même s'il est "considéré comme le meilleur"’

REAL MADRID star has condemned modern football for its focus on statistics and the decline of fansattention spans.

Benzema, 34, is enjoying a fruitful season in front of goal with 24 buts en seulement 27 allumettes.

Karim Benzema dislikes how players' performances are now judged

Karim Benzema dislikes how playersperformances are now judgedCrédit: AFP

But it is the focus on his scoring efficiency that is troubling the Frenchman as he argues it is not necessarily a good barometer of how well he is playing.

Dans une interview avec France Football Benzema said: “We don’t consume football like we used to. We can’t follow a game for 90 minutes. There are social networks.

We don’t have time to look at what a player does on the pitch, we just look at what he scored.

And the next day we consider the latter as the It’s happened to me.

I don’t play a good game, but I score a goal and I’m seen as the best.

I don’t like that kind of football, but in the future it will be more and more like that.

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Football has become a sport we only see statistics. I had to adapt.

Benzema was not always renowned for his goalscoring prowess having often played the role of provider for Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

But since Vinicus Jr. came into the side he has flourished in front of goal, notation 23 league goals last termhis second-highest ever tally behind 24 buts en 2015-16.

The striker looks set to break that record this year to help propel Real Madrid to the La Liga title.

He also has five goals in five Champions League games with Vinicius contributing four assists in the competitionhighlighting how important the pair are to Real’s attack.

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