Karim Benzema has hailed compatriot and Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane for his exploits as a player and manager.
Zidane enjoyed immense success in his playing days at Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus and Madrid and cemented his legend status with France by winning the World Cup and European Championship.
The former playmaker, who now manages Real Madrid, has won the La Liga and is the first manager to claim the Champions League back-to-back, leaving Benzema full of praise for the Frenchman.
“He’s an example for everyone due to the success he’s had, as a footballer and a coach,” Benzema told Fiches.com . “You can get lucky once, but not all the time. After so many successes, it can’t just be luck.
“He’s had a great impact because we’ve won titles with him. We are the best team and our trophies prove it. For me, personally, it’s not changed much. It’s always been very natural and he always advises me well.”
Asked what exactly it is about Zidane that makes him such a good coach, the 29-year-old striker replied: “He brings me a lot confidence – although I had a lot to start with! He is patient, calm and knows how to give good advice.
“He’s important in the dressing room. He meets with players regularly and talks a lot with them. Everything he says makes sense, so we’re always attentive.”