Benzema: I don’t need a photo with Cristiano Ronaldo to show we’re friends

Karim Benzema spoke to the media in a press conference on Saturday afternoon and one the topics covered was his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese forward, who recently joined Al Nassr, visited the Real Madrid training session on Friday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Cristiano Ronaldo watches Real Madrid training

Benzema was asked why there was no photo of the two former teammates to come out of that meeting and the Frenchman revealed that they didn’t actually cross paths.

“I think Cristiano Ronaldo is happy here, I hope he can keep scoring goals and being decisive,” Benzema stated.

“He was at our training session, but we didn’t need a photo to show we’re friends. We don’t need that for Instagram and Twitter and all that.

“Even though he was there, I didn’t have time to say hello to him. Hopefully I can see him tomorrow at the final and speak to him.”

Benzema is asked about France and the World Cup

The other major talking point was the French national team and why Benzema was sent home early from Qatar. But, despite several journalists insisting, Benzema wasn’t giving much away.

“It was complicated, but it’s in the past,” he said of the 2022 World Cup.

“I’m not going to talk about France or the World Cup. If you ask me about tomorrow’s match I’ll respond, but the rest I won’t.”

Benzema previews the final against Barcelona

When he was asked about the Supercopa de Espana final, Benzema spoke of how important another title would be to him.

“At Real Madrid, we always have to win,” he said.

“We know it’ll be difficult, but we have to have the mentality that we can win this match.

“It’s a very important match for us. Barcelona are a great team.

“But, we’ll focus on ourselves and make sure we’re ready.”