Benzema happy with his form
Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema, who has struggled to hit the net in the opening weeks of the 2012-13 season, says he is starting to hit top form again.
"I have felt very good in the last few matches. I notice that I am making progress and that my legs are responding better. I am very pleased," the 24-year-old said in an interview published Sunday in sports daily AS.
"It was very good for me playing for France two times for the entire 90 minutes. It is important to play several matches in a row. I am also working a lot to get in top form," he added.
Benzema played a key role in France's 1-0 win over Finland in a 2014 World Cup qualifier as he set up Abou Diaby for the only goal of the game.
He also took part in in France's 3-1 win over Belarus four days later.
"I never lost confidence, I am always sure of myself and my game," Benzema said.
"I am a scorer and I love to score but everyone knows that I enjoy when I can to provide assistance."
Benzema joined Real in 2009 after helping French side Lyon win four league titles.
Real, lying a yawning 14 points behind leaders Barcelona, are in action later Sunday against Deportivo la Coruna.