Neymar’s dribbling ability is something that Karim Benzema doesn’t believe anyone else comes close to matching.
The two played on opposite sides of the Clasico derby in Spain during the Brazilian’s time with Barcelona, but that hasn’t stopped the Frenchman from respecting Neymar’s talent.
“Neymar, and that’s all,” Benzema responded when asked by fans on his YouTube channel to name his top five dribblers.
Benzema had been backed by a number of people as a candidate for this year’s Ballon d’Or until France Football cancelled the award for 2020 due to COVID-19.
“Of course I think about the Ballon d’Or,” he said.
“I have since I was small, but it’s not an obsession.
“It doesn’t drive me crazy, but when you’re competitive it’s normal to think about it.”
But being the best striker in the world isn’t something he thinks about too often.
“I never asked myself that,” Benzema said when asked when he knew that he could be the world’s best No.9.
“I think about being the best player in the world, irrespective of being a No.9, No.10 or whatever.”
The forward added that his favourite goal was the one he scored against Osasuna and that his current coach Zinedine Zidane is the one player he wishes he could have played with.
When asked about the coaches whom have had the biggest impact on his career, Benzema struggled to choose just one.
“I’ve learned something from everyone,” he said.
“[Jose] Mourinho, [Carlo] Ancelotti, Guerin, Zidane. They’ve all given me something.”