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Champions League: Complete Player, Gets Better Every Year – Wenger Hails Real Madrid Star

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Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has heaped praises on Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, following the Los Blancos’ Champions League round of 16 second-leg 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night in Spain.

Benzema scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid defeated PSG 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals.

Kylian Mbappe scored a goal for PSG as Real Madrid qualified for the Champions League last-8 on a 3-2 aggregate victory.

And Wenger believes the France international is getting better every year, adding that he admires his game.

He described Benzema as a complete football player with “supreme intelligence.”

Speaking on BeIN Sport (via Mirror), Wenger said: “For me, he is the complete football player – he has absolutely everything. What I like about Benzema is that he’s a team player and everything he does looks simple. You always think you could do what he does – that is supreme intelligence.”

The 72-year-old added: “He has taken a new dimension since Ronaldo left. He took more responsibility and he grew. I must say I admire the year 1987 – Benzema is 87, so is Suarez, Messi and Cavani. Benzema looks like he’s getting better every year. I’m a big admirer of his game.”

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