Cristiano Ronaldo was an enormous force in helping Karim Benzema fulfill his undoubted potential, according to former French boss Raymond Domenech.
Domenech, the man who first called up Benzema for Les Bleus, claims that playing with the kind of careful planning alongside a player as Ronaldo has been beneficial to the career of the striker.
Former Ligue 1 player feels that when he played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, Karim Benzema started to flourish.
Together, the pair won twice in LaLiga and Copa del Rey, and four times in the Champions League, including three in a row from 2016 to 2018.
“He had this intelligence to adapt to the situation and to exploit his potential,” Domenech told France Football, assessing Benzema.
“I saw him come back little by little. He was making efforts, relocations, calls, runs, whereas before he wanted the ball into feet and just play.”
“Karim was helpful to Ronaldo. And Ronaldo helped Karim, improved him. They absorbed each other.”