Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti considered the time Karim Benzema played to be consistent. After his success against Betis Sevilla (2-1, the fourth day of La Liga), the Italian coach defended himself over his management of the 34-year-old French striker.
The event is rare enough to underline. The top scorer four times in all competitions since the start of the 2022-2023 season, Karim Benzema did not score in Real Madrid’s victory over Betis Seville (2-1) on Saturday. In the fourth day of the Spanish League. This success, this time the White House owes not thanks to the former Olympique Lyonnais player but thanks to the goals of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes. This did not prevent the international tricolor from staying on the field until the end.
We won’t kill him.
In a post-match press conference, Carlo Ancelotti was invited to talk about the subsequent playing time of his number 9. The Italian coach was reassured about the management of the 34-year-old Glidor. “It’s not true that Benzema doesn’t have a replacement, he has. Mariano, Hazard, Rodrygo and sometimes Asensio or Modric. He has a replacement. We won’t kill him. We play every three days of this match. In the end, but it wasn’t a physical question.
Next Tuesday, Merengo will start defending the European champions title on Scottish ground Celtic Glasgow, during the first day of the Champions League group stage. With Karim Benzema back in the starting line-up? The answer is at the beginning of the week…