Real Madrid striker Benzema: PSG full of top players; a return to France?

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema says the players are under no illusions about the quality of PSG.

The first-leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie will be held tonight in Paris.

Benzema said, “They’re all good and are top players. No one player comes to mind. In the French league, they come up against teams that sit back and that makes it difficult for them to play their game. It can sometimes not be all that attractive to watch because you’ve got to wait and be patient. I think that they’ve still got an excellent squad. They’ve got some individual talents, but also have a good defence, goalkeeper and midfielders.

“They up their performance levels in the Champions League. We can’t go saying that they don’t play good football or that they’re struggling because they’re a team that are capable of raising their game.

“It’s tough for us to play against teams that sit back. When we don’t get that bit of luck to score in the opening 15 minutes we become nervous and the goals don’t come. We’ve dropped points, but we’re still top of the league and are in good shape to stay there.

“I’m currently focused on Madrid. I’ll continue to work hard each year. It’s too soon to say whether I’ll end my career in France. I’m happy at Madrid and believe that it’s the best club in the world.”

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