'Impossible to Achieve the Same Thing': Karim Benzema Hails Cristiano Ronaldo's Accomplishments
Both Benzema and Ronaldo arrived in Spain in the summer of 2009 after making their respective switch from French outfit Lyon and Premier League club Manchester United.
While the Portugal superstar took little time in adapting to the Spanish side's style of play and became their star player almost immediately, Benzema needed a few seasons before he came into his own at the Madrid-based club.
Benzema has now opened up about his initial struggles in the Spanish capital, disclosing that he read and analysed Ronaldo's game to improve his own.
"When I watched what he did, I tried to concentrate on his movements: the dribbling, the finishing, the passing, his ball-handling, I dissected everything about him", Benzema told Spanish outlet Onze Mondial.
"But, then it's impossible to achieve the same thing", he added.
"I still have a lot of things in my head. I want to win more titles, more Champions Leagues. And with the national team, the World Cup. That's all I have as a dream", the 34-year-old footballer concluded.