Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed his Ballon d’Or candidate after Los Blancos clinch their 34 La Liga title on Thursday evening at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium.
Real Madrid defeated Villarreal 3-1 with Karim Benzema scoring a brace in the process as the Frenchman put in another stellar performance for the Los Blancos.
Real Madrid now beat Lionel Messi’s Barcelona without Cristiano Ronaldo on their side, but a certain Karim Benzema ensured the goals keep coming and the club president was of the view that Benzema should be the Balon d’Or,’ I have not seen any player have as good a year as him.’
The former Lyon forward has 21 goals for the season and is just two behind La Liga top scorer Messi.
Real Madrid signed two attackers Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic to compliment the effort of the Frenchman upfront but the none of the players lived up to the expectations and injury have consistently kept them out of selection and form under the management of Zinedine Zidane.
Real Madrid will turn their attention to the clash against Manchester City in the reverse fixture of the Champions League round of 16.