Karim Benzema might miss Real Madrid’s Champions League recreation towards Atalanta subsequent week, after Zinedine Zidane confirmed the striker was injured on Thursday. Benzema missed coaching on Friday morning and Zidane stated he is not going to journey with the staff, for Saturday’s La Liga recreation away at Real Valladolid. The membership haven’t but confirmed the specifics of the issue. “He won’t be with us tomorrow,” stated Zidane in a press convention on Friday. “He has a problem and because it came up yesterday he won’t be there tomorrow. We’ll see for next week.”
Madrid may cope with out Benzema towards Valladolid however his absence for the journey to Bergamo, within the first leg of the Champions League final 16 on Wednesday could be an enormous blow.
The Frenchman has scored 17 instances in all competitions this season and has netted in his final two consecutive matches.
“We know what Karim gives us and how important he is for us,” stated Zidane. “But we have to deal with this and get him back as soon as possible, like the others.”
Real Madrid have been stricken by damage issues in current weeks with Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo, Eder Militao, Alvaro Odriozola, Fede Valverde and Rodrygo additionally more likely to miss Saturday’s journey to the Jose Zorilla Stadium.
Madrid sit six factors behind Atletico Madrid in La Liga, having performed a recreation greater than their metropolis rivals.
Zidane was additionally requested on Friday about Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund, following the duo’s very good outings within the Champions League this week.
In explicit, Real Madrid have been commonly linked with a transfer for Mbappe, whose PSG contract expires in June 2022. “I watch all the games and I like to see great things like any fan,” stated Zidane.
“They are both very good and very young, players of the present and the future. Whether I prefer one or the other, I won’t say, everyone has their own preferences.”
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