Karim Benzema celebrates his 400th Real Madrid match: 'I am very proud'
The Frenchman has reached an impressive milestone on Saturday against Las Palmas. He later gave an interview to the club's official TV channel, describing his feelings.
"When I signed for this club I was just over 20 years old and I came here to win titles. Now I'm 30 and it's been an incredible journey. I'm very happy to be playing here and I always want to win more trophies. I feel great and I'm always going to work hard to stay on at Real Madrid”.
"Making my debut for my dream club and scoring my first Real Madrid goal were hugely significant moments for me. It was a long time ago now and time really does fly. I'm very happy and proud of my work as part of this team, and for having made 400 appearances".
“I've wanted to play for Real Madrid ever since I was a young boy because my idols played here. I always thought I was coming to this club to win titles and today, if I take a look back, I can say I'm very happy because I've won three Champions Leagues here and that's outstanding. It's the greatest club in the world and everyone wants to play for Real Madrid”.
“I don't think about whether I'm making history. I'm here to work and help my team. I'll think about that when I've hung up my boots, when I look back on what I've achieved. To be featured on the club's all-time lists is fantastic and it gives me more confidence to keep doing great things”.
“I always want to score but I provide assists as well. That's important for me, it's the kind of football I enjoy. I'm going to keep working to play more games, score more goals, give more assists, win more trophies and so the fans can enjoy my game, because that's why I play football”.
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