2023 Ballon d’Or: Carlo Ancelotti names player to win award
Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti has picked Karim Benzema as the leading candidate to win the Ballon d’Or this season.
This was after the 34-year-old scored 3 goals in their 4-0 hammering of Barcelona on Wednesday night.
Los Blancos beat the Blaugrana at the Spotify Camp Nou in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals to qualify for the final of the competition.
Addressing the press after the game, the Italian gaffer was asked about the French striker and Ancelotti said, “Benzema is back. He’s back.”
When asked if the Frenchman could win the Ballon d’Or this year, Ancelotti said: “Another Ballon D’Or for Karim? Why not?.”
Benzema, 35, has scored 25 goals and provided six assists in 31 games across competitions for Real Madrid this season.