Thomas Tuchel spoke about the potential threat of Benzema and other Real Madrid players in Chelsea’s Champions League clash in the quarter-final. When asked about Karim Benzema, he said:
“I said two years ago that he was one of the most underrated players in world football, he is not anymore.
“For sure, he is a standout player and personality. But at this moment, it’s unfair to Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, all the players who’ve carried the team so successfully over the years.”
Although Tuchel doesn’t want to singularly praise Benzema, he has been the one consistently in-form player for Madrid. with 24 goals and 11 assists in La Liga this season, the Frenchman is extremely prolific so Thiago Silva and Rudiger will have to be sharp in defense.