Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has claimed that Karim Benzema is “the best No.9 in the world”.
Zidane was speaking after Benzema scored a hat-trick in the 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Benzema headed Madrid in front from Marco Asensio’s cross just after half-time and nodded in a second when Athletic goalkeeper, Lago Herrerin missed Luka Modric’s corner.
He then chipped into an empty net, after another Herrerin error in added time.
The former Lyon striker has now scored each of Madrid’s last eight goals, taking him to 30 in all competitions for 2018/2019.