Former France international Sidney Govou believes Karim Benzema is a more complete player than French legend Thierry Henry was.
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Benzema's 21 goals and eight assists played a key role in Real Madrid clinching their 34th LaLiga title this season, after watching FC Barcelona win the past two titles.
The Los Blancos striker has often been more of an accommodating player, especially after playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, but stepped to the fore in this campaign, and Govou, who made 49 appearances for France, feels his former international teammate has always been a top player.
"I think he has largely the level of Thierry," the former Olympique Lyon winger told L'Equipe.
"Thierry really impressed me because he was not only a fast player but he had the ball. But Karim is more complete.
"He also has a kind of presence because he is smaller and less athletic.
"Karim has always been a top player. If you love football, it's impossible not to love him."
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