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Exclusive interview with Karim Benzema
In a whirlwind 48 hours, Sports World Magazine flew to the Spanish capital of Madrid to meet non-other than global football and fashion icon Karim Benzema. The beautiful Hotel Puerta América played host to an SWM original photoshoot as the team got up-close and personal in an exclusive interview with one of the world’s most notorious players.
Let’s start the interview by asking you about your heritage… Tell us about your life as a young boy growing up in Lyon?
“When I was a child I was very close to my family, friends. Always kicking a ball in the street enjoying those unforgettable moments”.
Tell us the ‘other side’ of you?
“My Instagram profile shows my other side from football. Videos and photos are the other sides of my life. It’s an important digital tool to approach the followers and shows more of me as a person”.
You signed for Real Madrid in 2009, just how big of a deal was that at the time for you and your family, signing for the biggest club in the world?
“It was a very important date in my history because it was my dream for a long time. Obviously, Real Madrid is the biggest club in the world with its titles and history. I remember it was a very special day because my family was very excited too. My dream had finally come true”.
I realise that SWM are a very professional and easy-going company. They let me choose my looks during the photo shooting, they suggested a lot of cool things and I really enjoyed my time with them. I would like to thank them for everything.