Karim Benzema has revealed he has heard nothing from former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo since he clinched the 2022 Ballon d’Or.
The Frenchman lifted the illustrious prize for the primary time in his profession following an impressive 2021/22 marketing campaign for Actual Madrid, the place his prolific type fired them to a La Liga and Champions League double.
Ronaldo, in the meantime, endured his lowest end within the rankings since 2005, putting twentieth on the night time after a troublesome return season at Manchester United that soured within the second half of the 12 months.
When requested by French outlet Telefoot if he had heard from his former Actual teammate, Benzema admitted: “No, not but.”
The awards ceremony happened virtually a month in the past and five-time winner Ronaldo was not current on the night time to see Benzema elevate the award.
Each have slowed down significantly in 2022/23 for varied causes, however are remembered fondly for his or her partnership in Madrid, alongside Gareth Bale. Benzema was key to Ronaldo’s rampant firing charge at Actual the place he swept up accolades, and has since change into the membership’s second all-time prime scorer behind solely his former colleague.
Regardless of their struggles this season, each Benzema and Ronaldo will symbolize their nations on the 2022 World Cup this month.