Karim Benzema’s (Real Madrid) injury concerns have been directly dismissed by manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Ahead of the Spanish La Liga match between Real Madrid and Celta Vigo on the 23rd (Korean time), coach Ancelotti attended an official press conference.
One of the main questions from local reporters was Benzema’s physical condition. Benzema played the second leg of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) against Chelsea on the 19th and was replaced in the 26th minute of the second half. He showed only a sluggish appearance and then left the ground. Ancelotti also explained that Benzema felt pain from being stepped on during the match. His concerns are amplified as Benzema has been plagued by frequent injuries this season.메이저놀이터
However, coach Ancelotti replied, “I directly explained to Benzema about the replacement of Benzema against Chelsea. It is because I want to give the players a break when the match has already been decided.” After winning the first leg 2-0, Real also had a 1-0 lead away from Chelsea. Unless there was a major change, advancing to the semifinals was certain, so Benzema was excluded in terms of stamina.
Ancelotti added, “Benzema is in perfect shape. He will also play against Celta Vigo. He has recovered very well.”