Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has looked back on the famous ‘BBC’ combination that involved himself, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
The 31-year-old France international who is still at Los Blancos after nine seasons, simply credited himself for being the key stick that formed his forward partnership with Ronaldo and Bale to win four UEFA Champions League titles.
"You had a rocket (Bale) and a goalscorer (Ronaldo), and then there was me, the piece that made it all work," Benzema said to RMC Sport.
The big center-forward further added details of his role at the time, which confirms that his primary duty was not to score. The responsibility instead belonged to Ronaldo.
"Here, the finisher was Cristiano. I played a different role," Benzema added.
"I was involved more in the construction of moves and trying to open up spaces. For me, he was the best goalscorer even if he played on the left. I moved away to open up space and let him score."
Meanwhile, Benzema is set to continue increasing his incredible record of 224 goals in 468 games for Real.