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Benzema: “We'll be giving our all to head back to Madrid with the UEFA Super Cup"

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Karim Benzema spoke to the media on the eve of the UEFA Super Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt. The madridista captain previewed the game in the following terms: “The route to get here was very tough but was a good one for us. Every game was a battle and another dream could come true for us tomorrow night. It's an important game for us. We've had a very good pre-season, we're ready and are going to try and win and give our all out there to head back to Madrid with the trophy.”

“All I can say is that every year I try to give my all for this club, which is the best in the world. I have to improve my game every year. I had a very good season last time out, but it's down to other people to say who's the best player in the world. I'm just focused on the game.”

Standard of the squad “We're not young, but we work hard, both on and off the field. We've got the ability to perform to a high standard. We've got a good squad and I hope that it's better than last year's and we’ll be fighting for everything.”

Personal progress “After Cristiano (Ronaldo) left I've scored far more goals, but when he was at the club, I played a different sort of role and was more used to providing assists. He helped me a lot both on and off the pitch and when he left, I knew I could do lots more. I changed my game and my level of ambition and, so far, it's working out well.” Ballon d’Or “That's not on my mind. It's more important for me to win things with the team and then the individual accolades come as a result of that. I hope to win more trophies with the team.”

Modrić “He's a player that I just love. He impresses me every time I train with him. He's able to play one- and two- touch football and if I had to pick one thing out about him it’d have to be his ability with the outside of his foot.”

Status at Real Madrid “I was 21 when I joined the club and all I had in mind was to win the Champions League and be a success. I'm now the captain and I feel really happy and proud of the work I've done, but nothing has changed. I was already one of the club captains last season and the only thing that has changed is that I'm now the captain. I want to help my teammates to have success and score goals and provide assists every time I take to the pitch.”

Back-up striker “I'm not here to answer as to whether we need a back-up striker. We have many players and teammates who are capable of playing as forwards. That's a question you'd have to ask the club’s board.”

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