Karim Benzema says match against Real Madrid was disastrous

Karim Benzema says match against Real Madrid was disastrous

Karim Benzema says that it was a disastrous result for Real Madrid in the latest Madrid derby. After having such a fantastic record over Atletico Madrid for several decades, Madrid have lost to Diego Simeone’s team on a number of occasions in the last two years.

The 4-0 thrashing at the Vicente Calderon, though, will rank as one of the most embarrassing for the club in its illustrious history.

Benzema was part of the team that suffered this defeat, while the league’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo also came back to start his first match since the suspension.

Despite the attacking trio having cost more than £ 200 million, they were unable to register more than a single shot on target. Benzema says that he is left disappointed, just as all the Madrid players, about the result, but he is taking the criticism that the club are receiving from the media with pinch of salt. Madrid still continue to hold the lead in the la Liga but their advantage has been cut to just one point. Barcelona have been on an imperious run of form since the 1-0 defeat against Real Sociedad, while Atletico also cannot be ruled out of the race since they are only four points behind Carlo Ancelotti’s team.

"I will take criticism seriously from those who have played the game at the highest level. But if it comes from someone who has never played the game then I don't take it seriously.I'm not an actor. I'm not in the game to look good for the cameras. There are others who do that in life but I like to laugh and I get along with everyone.When people see me on the street - whether they are old, young, women or children - everyone shows me affection,” said Benzema.