Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema says he is like a Formula 1 car while former France team-mate Olivier Giroud is just a go-kart and therefore the two cannot be compared.
Answering questions on Instagram live, the 32-year-old let his emotions out a bit in criticizing the current Chelsea striker, who won the World Cup with France in 2018.
“You can’t confuse an F1 car with a go-kart and I’m being kind,” he said.
“I know I’m a Formula 1 car. It works because he’s there, that’s it. It’s not going to be spectacular. (Antoine) Griezmann and (Kylian) Mbappe get seen more while he rolls his sleeves up and does the dirty work. But does everyone like his game? I don’t know,” he added
Benzema has not played for France since 2015 after he was placed under formal investigation in connection with a sex tape blackmail plot involving a team-mate.
He has made more than 500 appearances for Real Madrid and scored 19 goals in 32 appearances this season, his 11th with the Spanish giants.
Giroud, who has scored 39 goals in 97 appearances for France, has started just five games for Chelsea in the Premier League in 2019-20.
For the record, Benzema has 27 goals in 81 appearances for France.
By Ofhani Munyai