Graham Roberts: This player was nowhere near his best in Tottenham win v Real Madrid
By Danny Wright
Former Tottenham defender Graham Roberts has claimed that Karim Benzema was nowhere near his best form for Real Madrid in their loss at Wembley on Wednesday night.
Spurs emphatically brushed aside the reigning Champions League champions with a stunning 3-1 win that will no doubt go down in the history of the North London club.
However Real Madrid were by no means at their best, with a number of their star players failing to perform.
Cristiano Ronaldo was perhaps the only Galactico worth mentioning when he scored a late consolation goal for Los Blancos, but it was the performance of French forward Benzema, 29, that got Roberts talking.
“Have to be honest, did not want to say it before game last night, but Gary Lineker is 100 per cent right. I don’t think Benzema is anywhere near his best form,” the 58-year-old said on his personal Twitter account on Thursday.
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Have to be honest did notwant to say it before game last mnight @GaryLineker ???? per cent right I don't think benzema anywhere near best form
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) November 2, 2017
Benzema, like most of Madrid’s top talents, has not been at his peak form this season in all competitions, let alone at Wembley on Wednesday.
The 81-times France international has scored just two goals in 11 appearances across domestic and European fixtures, even though he has the likes of wordclass players such as Ronaldo, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric providing him with chances.
Madrid still look good to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League in the New Year as group rivals Borussia Dortmund and APOEL Nicosia are well off the pace with just two points apiece from their opening four games.
In other Tottenham news, Piers Morgan has made a stunning admission about Spurs after the Madrid win.