Messi’s departure leaves an almost irreparable void in the Spanish La Liga. The Argentine star is a legend, and despite his age, he is still a player who lifts you off your seat and ensures inhuman goal numbers and assists.
The logical thing would be that the witness of Messi, and that of Cristiano, would be picked up in Spain by a new generation of players, and although they will not reach the levels of these two soccer robots, they will ensure great football for many years. But the truth is that Neymar went to France, Hazard has not yet shown his worth at Madrid, Ansu Fati does not seem to recover from his knee injury and Joao Félix has failed to explode at Atlético. Therefore, to find the best player in La Liga after Leo’s departure, we have to go to Benzema.
There are still detractors of the Frenchman, but the truth is that despite his age, Benzema will be the best player in the championship, except for surprises in the market. Benzema belongs to the same generation as Messi, so he shouldn’t pick up the baton, but given the talent gap in Spain, there should be no doubt that Benzema is the great star of La Liga.
And do not misunderstand me, French is not the best by default. Benzema is one of the best strikers who has passed through Spanish football, as proof of this he has 192 goals for the club and 104 assists, spectacular numbers. Karim is at a high level, he has also acquired the maturity and confidence necessary to lead the team and better understand the game, which allows us to enjoy his talent more. Few have his quality and his vision of the game, it has always been said that he is a “9” and “10”, which places him at the level of great legendary forwards such as Van Basten, Rivaldo or Ronaldo, who also contributed more to the game. I play that simply goals.