Glenn Murray reacts on Twitter after Karim Benzema is nominated for the Ballon d'Or

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Only Eden Hazard has scored more Premier League goals than Glenn Murray this season.

The 35-year-old Brighton striker, who has never been capped by England, only made his first Premier League appearance at the age of 30.

Murray has been making up for lost time ever since.

In 2018, the only Englishmen to score more Premier League goals than Murray (12) are Harry Kane (17) and Jamie Vardy (14).

Gareth Southgate has prioritised youth from the start as England manager and has repeatedly ignored calls to give Murray a deserved first call-up.

Over in Spain, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored 12 goals in 47 appearances last season.

Despite his underwhelming goalscoring record, the 30-year-old Champions League winner was among the 30 Ballon d'Or nominees.

Glenn Murray reacts

The veteran Brighton striker has actually bettered Benzema's 2018 goal tally - and, evidently, is bemused at missing out on the Ballon d'Or list to him.

Murray's brilliant emoji tweet picked up thousands of likes on social media.

There's always next year, Glenn.

Croatian World Cup hero Luka Modric is the favourite to win the Ballon d'Or after winning the Champions League alongside Benzema in May.

However, Cristiano Ronaldo still harbours hopes of winning his sixth Ballon d'Or award.

Down on the south coast, Murray was asked about breaking into the England squad after scoring the winner in Friday night's 1-0 home win over West Ham.

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"I've just got to keep doing what I'm doing for Brighton," said the former Crystal Palace striker. "I'm enjoying it.

"I watched Gareth's team in the summer and supported them 100 per cent. I enjoyed the tournament and he's doing a great job.

"If he was to pick me, great. If not he's doing a great job without me."

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