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Al-Ittihad striker Karim Benzema opened up on his poor form since he moved to the Saudi Pro League. The former Real Madrid star signed a three-year deal with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad in June 2023. Benzema joined his former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League after the Portuguese star made a move to Al-Nassr from Manchester United following the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

While Ronaldo adapted to the new team smoothly, Benzema found it difficult to manage in the new atmosphere. The Frenchman hasn’t been able to score a goal since December 15, 2023, and has had a major slump in his form since he joined the team. There were reports of rifts between Benzema and former coach Nuno Espirito Santo. Several rumours also stated that the 36-year-old is unhappy with his SPL team and has been considering a return to Europe. 

He recently opened up on his poor form and said that he cannot win matches for the side alone. Benzema also said that he needs help from his team. Recently, a journalist asked him if he is not the same Benzema he was during his tenure with Real Madrid. Benzema said, “It is not the same game. It’s not the same players. I need help. I can’t win the game alone.” He added, “I need players. I need a lot of things. I hope I do well this year. I hope I win.”

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Earlier this year, there were reports that the Al-Ittihad striker wasn’t happy with tenure in the Saudi team and has been considering a transfer move. Amid the rumours, Arsenal were named the closet to land the 2022 Ballon d’Or winner.