Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema compared himself to Formula 1 while stating that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is more like go-karting, which has provoked a response from the 2018 World Cup winner.
Comparisons between the two players’ France records have been made in recent days, despite the fact that Benzema stopped playing for Les Bleus in 2015, just before the country’s golden period, due to the Mathieu Valbuena case.
“What am I, a go-kart?” Giroud pondered when talking to Befoot.
“A world champion go-kart.”
“Some people only took away things about Giroud and Formula 1 [from the live broadcast], but they didn’t remark what I said about what he’d brought to the French national team,” Benzema said.
“They only focused on that, on what I said about Formula 1 and go-karting, but it’s what I think and it’s the truth.
“Look, if I was asked about R9 [Ronaldo Nazario], then he would be Formula 1 and I would be the go-kart. Short and simple.”