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The former French player of Real Madrid Christian Karembeu granted an interview to the betting house Sportium in which he left interesting headlines about his forecasts in the Champions League, competition of which he was champion in 1998. The Frenchman spoke about Real Madrid, Barcelona or the situation of Bale among other things.
For Karembeu Real Madrid “is always favorite” to win the Champions League and recognizes the possibilities of a fourth consecutive. He would also like the FC Barcelona proclaimed champion by his affinity with Ernesto Valverde, who in his opinion “is working very well”.
On the Barca side, Karembeu affirms that “he has a great team”, but that “Real Madrid has something to win the Champions League” and says that his team was “always a candidate and the favorite”. “For five years he has won everything and with his experience he has to be like that,” he recalled.
“Bale has to be the offensive leader of Real Madrid”
Karembeu talked about the attack team of the Santiago Solari and he had words for both Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. On the Welshman, he stated that: “Bale, without Ronaldo, he has to be the offensive leader of Real Madrid “, adding that he has to” be the protagonist every time he is playing “.
About his compatriot he said that “Karim can make a majestic season. Zinedine Zidane, he has to prove that he is always the Karim we know from Lyon“, besides that” he has made many goals and his position allows him to score them “.
The Frenchman was also asked for the goal of Real Madrid, where he praised the Belgian Thibaut Courtois, remembering that he was the best archer of the past world and saying that “he also deserves the white shirt”, but that “now he has to prove it every time he plays, every time there is a match and make a difference.” It is not easy for him, but it is like that “.
Christian Karembeu also contributed his vision on the situation of Keylor Navas, on which he assured that: “In football it is not justified, it is like that, and it is part of our work, it is not easy, but there is competition all the time,” said the former soccer player.
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