Karim Benzema has not participated in the last training of the Real Madrid before taking on Valladolid in LaLiga Santander and five days of the duel with the Italian Atalanta in the Champions League. In the absence of the information provided by the white club and its coach Zinedine Zidane in the appearances before the media, the absence of the French forward in practice makes him doubtful to play this weekend and next Tuesday.
According to various Spanish media, the technical body of the Real Madrid I would have already decided to discard Benzema for the duel against the pucelanos. In this way, the former Lyon striker would stay in the capital of Spain so as not to risk his presence against Atalanta at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.
It should be remembered that Benzema suffered a strong blow to the ankle in the penalty that was not signaled against Valencia, in the last league match. It is undoubtedly a new headache for Zidane, who last week declared to the media his frustration with the number of injuries on his team.
“I have not detected it, I do not understand it, there are many injuries and I am worried because when you lose a player, as a coach it bothers you”, Zidane explained at a press conference after losing Dani Carvajal again due to physical discomfort.
The French coach is still unable to recover the Uruguayan Fede Valverde, the Belgian Eden Hazard and the Brazilian Rodrygo, the three players who are closest to their return to the pitch and who this Friday began the day with work in the gym without jumping to the lawn; and maintains the losses due to injury in defense of Dani Carvajal, Álvaro Odriozola, Sergio Ramos plus the Brazilians Militao and Marcelo.
Real Madrid is in second place in LaLiga with 49 points, six less than the leader Atlético de Madrid.
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