Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic has said that he is inspired by Karim Benzema a little. Benzema struggled to assert himself in the early stages of his Madrid career, having moved from Lyon for around £30 million in 2009, but an injury to regular frontman Gonzalo Higuain gave him his chance and he has bagged ten goals in his last eight games.

"The recent development of Karim Benzema at Real Madrid has motivated me. He appeared to be on his way out of Madrid in January, but has since proven that he's a great player and a prolific goalscorer," Bojan told Sport. ''That's given me the strength and belief that I can do the same. I've always scored lots of goals and will continue to do so."