Actual Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti in contrast his striker Karim Benzema to a superb wine that improves with age after the 34-year-old netted a hat-trick in opposition to Chelsea on Wednesday, placing the Spaniards in command of their Champions League quarter-final.
“He simply will get higher and higher, like wine,” Ancelotti instructed reporters when requested about Benzema’s efficiency in opposition to the reigning European champions.
“He’s a participant who’s displaying increasingly management, and is increasingly essential for this workforce,” the Italian mentioned.
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Benzema hit Chelsea with two superb headed targets within the twenty first and twenty fourth minutes earlier than capitalising on an error by goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to assert his hat-trick early within the second half.
“He’s actually full, not simply as a striker however as a participant. Benzema scores numerous targets and that is actually essential however he additionally helps the workforce lots in possession,” Ancelotti mentioned. “We’re actually pleased and fortunate to have him.”
The Italian, who steered Chelsea to a league and cup double in 2009/10 as coach at Stamford Bridge, mentioned Wednesday’s efficiency by his facet had been “superb” however confused the tie was removed from over.
“I nonetheless suppose it is going to be robust for us within the subsequent sport in opposition to them. For this we’re centered,” he mentioned.
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