Thursday, 2 November 2017

Real Madrid's Benzema Says He 'Feels Sorry' For Pundits

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has hit out at football pundits, telling French news outlet Les Inrockuptibles he feels "sorry for them," following recent criticism from Gary Lineker.
After Benzema had missed three chances in Madrid's 1-1 Champions League draw against Tottenham last month, ex-Spurs and Barcelona star Lineker wrote on Twitter that the striker is "a tad overrated," calling him "decent not great."

Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said Lineker's criticism was "embarrassing" coming from someone within the game, and Benzema seemed to agree with his coach.
"What I have more of a problem accepting is the criticism of former players-turned-journalists, who -- some of them -- spread their hate," he said.

"They have gone through the same difficulties, but they have no solidarity. I feel sorry for them, really."
Lineker responded on Twitter, writing: "Asking questions about football is my job and it's certainly not 'spreading hatred'. Is it me or is @Benzema a tad over-sensitive?"

On Wednesday night, Real Madrid were thrashed 3-1 by Tottenham at Wembley in the UEFA Champions League

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