Speaking to France Football, Karim Benzema said: “We don’t consume football like we used to. We can’t follow a game for 90 minutes. There are social networks.
“We don’t have time to look at what a player does on the pitch, we just look at what he scored. And the next day we consider the latter as the It’s happened to me.
“I don’t play a good game, but I score a goal and I’m seen as the best. I don’t like that kind of football, but in the future, it will be more and more like that. Football has become a sport we only see statistics. I had to adapt.”
At 34, Benzema is having one of the best seasons of his professional football career at Real Madrid under returning manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Madrid are currently top of La Liga with the Frenchman scoring 17 goals in 20 league games (24 goals in 27 games across all competitions).
Benzema will be looking to emulate his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo who continues to looks strong (stats- and performance-wise) at the age of 36.