BUDAPEST – Karim Benzema’s double in the draw (2-2) against Portugal has given France a pass to the round of 16 as group leader and has allowed the forward to celebrate a bit with his team after almost six years, something that makes you feel “very happy”.
“I feel a lot of joy, a lot of pride. I think everyone was waiting for it, there was a bit of pressure on me, but I’m a soccer player, a professional, I also need that pressure,” declared the Madrid forward, named player of the match. .
“It makes me happy to score. We are also qualified,” Benzema concluded in a statement at the end of the game.
In an intense and even game this Wednesday in Budapest, both teams sealed the pass to the round of 16, France, as first, and Portugal, as third.