- Karim Benzema is following in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo's methods of keeping fit and having the perfect body
- Th France international was in unrivalled form last season and he is the clear favourite to win the 2022 Ballon d'Or
- Benzema emerged as the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga, scoring a total of 44 goals
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has disclosed how Cristiano Ronaldo motivated him to keep fit and secure a perfect body.
Benzema, 34, scored a total of 44 goals for Real Madrid in the 2021/22 season where he emerged as the top scorer for Los Blancos in both the UEFA Champions League and the Spanish La Liga.
The striker’s efforts also resulted in Real Madrid winning a record-extending 14th UEFA Champions League title and the Spanish La Liga trophy.
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Per the reports, the Frenchman is following in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo's methods of keeping fit and having the perfect body.
Benzema has been losing one kilo each year since 2017 to gain elasticity and have 'a very fibrous body'.
The former Olympique Lyonnais star weighs 5 kilos less than when he was Ronaldo's teammate five years ago.
He also cares much about his diet, daily schedule and sleep habits, sleeping for 8 hours every day.
Benzema to win 2022 Ballon d'Or
It appears Benzema's decision to follow Ronaldo's method in keeping fit has started yielding positive results in his career.
The striker has been in a class of his own as he majestically led Real Madrid to La Liga and Champions League triumphs.
He finished the season with 44 goals in all competitions. His most memorable performances came in the Champions League when he scored back-to-back hat tricks against Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals and round of 16 respectively.
Benzema is the clear favourite to succeed Lionel Messi as the best player in the world.
Zidane tips Benzema to Win the Ballon d’Or
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Real Madrid head coach and club legend Zinedine Zidane has said that Karim Benzema deserves to win the Ballon d'Or this year.
In what is proving to be a lop-sided race in favour of Benzema, Zidane has added his weight and comments to the ceremony that will take place in October.
It is currently hard to see how Benzema will be beaten to the top gong this year. The striker has been in a class of his own as he majestically led Real Madrid to La Liga and Champions League triumphs.