Veteran Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, the former coach of Real Madrid, nominated his compatriot Karim Benzema to win the Ballon d’Or, awarded by France Football magazine every year to the best player in the world, and expressed his hope that he would succeed him, after Zizou had obtained it in the wake of France’s victory. 1998 World Cup Championship.
Zidane said in an interview with “Telefoot”: “We have a player who deserves to win it. He is an incredible player, and I had the honor of training him at Real Madrid.”
Zidane added: Karim has all the required specifications in an integrated player, and he is quick to integrate with others.. This is the right moment to give him this award because he is at the height of his glow and brilliance, whether with the Royal Club or with the roosters team.
Zidane added: It is an important moment for him and I hope he will be rewarded with the Ballon d’Or, and if he has won only one European Championship this year, the European Nations League with France, he has done well throughout the year with the Royal Club.
Joining Zidane in his endorsement of Benzema’s nomination are veteran coach Arsene Wenger, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and France coach Didier Deschamps, all of whom believe that Benzema deserves this year’s award.
It is worth noting that the names that were most frequented for the possibility of reaching the final liquidation are: Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho.