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Zidane Defends Benzema on Eve of World Club Final

Zidane Defends Benzema on Eve of World Club Final

This afternoon, with the kick-off scheduled for 17:00 hours UK time, Real Madrid will be playing the FIFA Club World Cup Final.

Their opponents in the Sheikh Zayed Stadium will be Gremio.

If Real Madrid win, they will equal Barcelona`s record of having won this competition on three occasions.

Ahead of the final, Zinedine Zidane has found it necessary to defend his striker Karim Benzema.

After scoring just 5 goals, in all competitions, this season, the French striker has come in for some stick from both the Real Madrid support and the media.

However, Zidane hasn`t hesitated to both defend and praise his striker, remarking to the journalists ahead of the game,

'I don't agree with the critics. But no matter. What interests me isn't only goals. I don't only see goals in Karim.

He's a different player, he's not going to score 50 or 60 goals a season, but he does other things.

'He's a team player and one of the best in that sense. And I value that.

'I'll defend him to the death.'


Is the scene not set, out in Dubai, for Benzema to provide the perfect response to his critics by scoring the match-winning goal for Real Madrid?

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Writer:Raul Madrid
Date:Saturday December 16 2017
Time: 11:59AM

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