Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Sunday that Karim Benzema will miss Monday’s trip to Rayo Vallecano. After having problems with the thigh muscles But the Italian boss is optimistic the 34-year-old will be back ready for Thursday’s game against Cadiz, according to Marca.
Benzema has struggled with fitness throughout this season. He missed three games before Wednesday’s 5-1 win over Celtic, when the Frenchman returned to the bench for the final half hour of the game, but Benzema missed training after that. UFABET The Italian coach will insist the 34-year-old striker is not yet available for the trip to Rayo Vallecano.
‘Karim won’t play tomorrow. feeling not so good He practiced well on Friday. But after that he had more problems. So he won’t play tomorrow.’
However, the Italian coach is optimistic that Benzema will have the chance to play the final game against Cadiz on Thursday before the Spanish league breaks for the 2022 World Cup, but Antonio Rudiger has With tight muscles, he will miss playing with the white team in these 2 games.
‘I don’t think Rudiger will be there, but with Benzema, yes.’ said the Real Madrid boss.
‘Losing Karim allowed us to show the quality of other players like Rodrigo, Vinicius, Valverde, we solved his absence. which shows their quality. But obviously we want to rest him after the break.’
Rodrigo Goes was given the opportunity to play in front of goal when Benzema was injured, with Ancelotti suggesting the Brazilian could settle in that position permanently.
‘He has great potential. More than just a striker or after the number 9 player who is more than the wing He is very strong in his running. in dribbling in a narrow space I see more of it there.’ Ance said.