Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema boasts that his team is the best in the world today. The statement came after Madrid managed to beat Barcelona 3-2 in the semifinals of the 2021-2022 Spanish Super Cup.
Yes, Madrid won 3-2 victory over Barcelona in the semifinals of the 2021-2022 Spanish Super Cup at the King Fahd Stadium, Thursday (13/1/2022). Madrid’s victory must also be achieved in extra rounds because in normal time both teams are as strong as 2-2.
Vinicius Junior (25′), Karim Benzema (72′) and Federico Valverde (98′) scored three El Real goals. While the two goals for the Blaugrana – Barcelona’s nickname – were scored by Luuk de Jong (41′) and Ansu Fati (83′).
After the match, Benzema said he was happy and proud because he had the extraordinary support of the fans. The France international said the support made him appear more confident and thanked them for their support.
“I am happy and feel very proud. The fans are amazing. They gave me more confidence and strength to do what I do on the pitch and I want to thank all the fans here for that,” Benzema said.
Furthermore, the 34-year-old said Madrid was not the best team in Europe but as the best team in the world. But Benzema explained Los Blancos must win the Spanish Super Cup title first.
“I don’t know if Madrid are the best team in Europe. But what I can tell you is that Madrid is the best club in the world. But we have to win trophies to be at the top.”
On the other hand, Benzema said the El Clasico match this time was very tense because both teams fought until the end. He described it as an important victory because Barcelona is a difficult opponent.
“I don’t know if it was the biggest (El Clasico), but it was one of the most stressful because it lasted until the end. It was a very important game because Barcelona is a tough opponent.”
Meanwhile, Madrid will wait for the winner between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. The Atletico vs Bilbao match will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022.
Meanwhile, the 2021-2022 Spanish Super Cup final will take place on Sunday, January 16, 2022. It will be interesting to see if Madrid can win the title or Bilbao/Atletico can win it.