France striker, Karim Benzema has come out to say that he was under a lot of pressure before scoring against Portugal. He recently revealed that everyone was clearly waiting for him to score for his country after his recall.
According to him, he definitely felt a lot of joy and pride after scoring because he knows that goals are highly important at this stage of the tournament.
Benzema added that he never doubted himself before the goals since he has always believed in his goalscoring abilities.
His words, “How did I feel after my goal? “[I felt] much joy and pride after scoring,”
“Everyone was waiting for it. There was that pressure on me, but I’m a football player, a professional and I feed off of that.”
“It’s nice to score, and in addition we are qualified. I wanted to score in this team because I know that goals are very important in this competition.”
“I never doubted myself, but I knew there were expectations of me from the country. I managed to score and I’m going to savour it with everybody.”
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