OLTV : The best of Karim Benzema on OLNS
A return to OL?
"I am often asked this question. People know how attached I am to OL. It’s also thanks to this club that I’m here today. Coming back immediately? No, because I am at the best club in the world in my opinion and I have a lot yet to do. After that, I do not know. Finishing in Lyon after doing what I want to do Madrid, why not? I'm not closing the door. We tend to say that it is the end of the career for a player who is 32 years old. For the past two years, I have been in great shape, both physically and mentally. I haven't hurt myself, I can go on. I’m not at the beginning of my career but I still have good years ahead of me. ";
The city of Lyon
"When I come back, I go see my mom even though I have an apartment in Lyon. I like to go home to my mother. I see my whole family. I go out a bit downstairs to see my friends. I go for a walk. The last time, I went to Stade Gerland. I'm less bothered on the street in Lyon than in Madrid. I stay in my neighborhood. People are quiet. I can't walk around Madrid too much. I only go out a little. "
The person who mattered the most to you at OL
" There are several of them. I’ll talk about Armand Garrido, though who has accompanied me in the professional world. Without him, I might have known a high level but not the very highest level. He was tough with me, in a good sense of the word. He gave me the motivation that I needed. Then there was also Bernard Lacombe who came to see me all the time. Paul Le Guen gave me a chance too. It’s a family at OL. "
Football at the moment
"Everything changed. Everything is going very fast. There is not the same respect today. But I understand, it’s not the same era. If you tell a youngster to carry the balls, he may take it wrong. When I was 16, you could tell me to carry the balls for an hour and I would have. One time I had to train with the pros and I stood in front of the locker room for 30 minutes. I dared not enter. "
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