Ex-Barcelona midfielder Rakitic tips Benzema to win Ballon d’Or

10 Nov 2021

“What Karim Benzema has been doing for years is simply amazing,” Ivan Rakitic told BeIN Sports.

“He could perfectly well be the Ballon d’Or winner. He is always present at major competitions.

“He’s been at Real for so long, scoring important goals. Since Cristiano’s departure he has clearly become the leader.

“He is simply unique and I would like to congratulate him on that. I wish for him to continue like this except against us.”

Rakitic played 310 games at Barcelona between 2014 and 2020, many of which were with Messi as his teammate. The Croatian midfielder now plays for La Liga outfit Sevilla.

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