The French striker will face his former teammate within the Saudi Professional League.
Cristiano Ronaldo represents a brand new period within the Saudi Arabian soccer, in accordance with his former Actual Madrid teammate Karim Benzema.
Benzema and Ronaldo fashioned the long-lasting “BBC” trio alongside Gareth Bale at Actual Madrid. The trio’s unimaginable impression noticed the Blancos declare a variety of main trophies throughout the 2010s, together with 4 Champions League titles.
Following Ronaldo‘s footsteps, Benzema has determined to spend the ultimate years of his profession within the Saudi Arabian league. The 35-year-old has arrived at Al- Ittihad on a three-year contract forward of the brand new season.
“[Ronaldo] is my pal and he’s right here,” Benzema advised the membership’s media.
“It’s wonderful to see him right here in Saudi Arabia, additionally he represents the brand new period of soccer on this nation and the progress that’s occurring right here, which is vital on the worldwide degree.”
Reflecting on his transfer to Saudi Arabia, Benzema revealed faith performed an vital function in his determination.
Requested why he selected the middle-east nation, he replied: “Properly, as a result of I’m muslim and this can be a muslim nation, and i’ve all the time wished to dwell right here.”
Ronaldo’s ex-teammate added: “It’s essential to indicate that Saudi soccer can have a world impression
“It’s not solely about taking part in nicely right here, I ought to carry the success I managed to realize in Europe and play the identical manner I used to do with Actual Madrid.”