Ronaldo is not selfish, insists Benzema

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Karim Benzema insists that Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is not a selfish player, despite his eagerness to go for goal whenever possible.

Critics have often accused him of being more concerned with his individual scoring stats than Barcelona rival Lionel Messi, who registered 19 assists in the past season - seven more than Ronaldo.

Benzema, however, says the 32-year-old is just as likely to turn provider when the need arises.

"I have no words. When I hear his name, I just have a gesture of admiration," he said of Ronaldo, as quoted by AS.

"He's an extraordinary person. We understand each other well on the pitch. He wants to have the ball but it's very difficult to get it when he runs with it.

"He's not selfish on the pitch but if he has the ball he always wants to go for goal. And suddenly, he'll set me up to score."

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