Karim Benzema may miss Actual Madrid’s Champions League sport in opposition to Atalanta subsequent week, after Zinedine Zidane confirmed the striker was injured on Thursday. Benzema missed coaching on Friday morning and Zidane mentioned he won’t journey with the staff, for Saturday’s La Liga sport away at Actual Valladolid. The membership haven’t but confirmed the specifics of the issue. “He will not be with us tomorrow,” mentioned Zidane in a press convention on Friday. “He has an issue and since it got here up yesterday he will not be there tomorrow. We’ll see for subsequent week.”
Madrid would possibly cope with out Benzema in opposition to 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 all know what Karim provides us and the way necessary he’s for us,” mentioned Zidane. “However we have now to cope with this and get him again as quickly as attainable, just like the others.”
Actual 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 prone to miss Saturday’s journey to the Jose Zorilla Stadium.
Madrid sit six factors behind Atletico Madrid in La Liga, having performed a sport 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 excellent outings within the Champions League this week.
Particularly, Actual Madrid have been recurrently linked with a transfer for Mbappe, whose PSG contract expires in June 2022. “I watch all of the video games and I prefer to see nice issues like several fan,” mentioned Zidane.
“They’re each superb and really younger, gamers of the current and the long run. Whether or not I desire one or the opposite, I will not say, everybody has their very own preferences.”