The season Gonzalo Higuain arrived in Madrid, he scored 27 goals, and he thought he will be the main striker the following season, but Real Madrid shocked him and brought Benzema to compete with him. Higuain left a long time ago, but Benzema keeps showing why the club chose to keep him than Higuain.
Many people underrate Benzema, he is easily criticized, but now has over 280 goals for Real Madrid. If Ronaldo had not been present in Madrid, the goal tally would have been more because Benzema assisted many of Ronaldo's goals.
He helped Ronaldo win 3 Pichichi titles in 2011, 2014, and 2015. When Ronaldo left Madrid in 2018, the responsibility of scoring goals fell on Benzema's shoulders, and he is not disappointing.
He would have won the Pichichi but the Argentine magician, Leo, keeps outshining him. Messi won 8 Pichichi titles in Barcelona, and Benzema was the second on the list last season.
Now that Messi and Ronaldo are no longer in La Liga Santander, Benzema is the current leader of the Pichichi. The Pichichi is the award for the highest goal scorer in La Liga and as long as he continues to work hard and maintain his hunger for goals, he is in pole position to win the title for the first time in his career.
Individual awards are secondary, but it is also important as it motivates players to do more. Many people are unhappy with the exit of Ronaldo and Messi from the La Liga Santander, but it is an opportunity for Benzema to win a Pichichi.
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