Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka can see himself in Karim Benzema and his problems at Real Madrid.
Anelka enjoyed success on the pitch at Real, winning the European Cup, but struggled to adjust to life in Spain.
Anelka told reporters that : “When I see what Benzema is going through, I see myself ten years ago. A few months ago I predicted what would happen to Karim. Real Madrid is a beautiful club, but very complicated. When you arrive from France, everything is radically different,”
“For Benzema, he is missing something that I did have at that time: I came from an experience abroad, I knew what it was like living away from home. Karim lacks the experience to overcome his situation.”