Ancelotti’s update on his management of Benzema

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has dotted the ‘i’s on Karim Benzema’s consistent playing time. After the success against Betis Sevilla (2-1, 4th day of La Liga), the Italian coach defended himself on his management of the 34-year-old French striker.

The event is rare enough to be underlined. Scorer four times in all competitions since the start of the 2022-2023 season, Karim Benzema did not find the net in the victory of the real Madrid against Betis Sevilla (2-1), this Saturday, in a meeting of the 4th day of La Liga. This success, the White House does not owe it this time thanks to the former player of Olympique Lyonnais but by goals from Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes. This did not prevent the tricolor international from remaining on the field until the end.

“We’re not going to kill him”

In a post-match press conference, Carlo Ancelotti was invited to talk about the consequent playing time of his number 9. The Italian coach was reassuring about the management of the 34-year-old goleador. “It’s not true that Benzema doesn’t have a replacement, he does. Mariano, Hazard, Rodrygo and, sometimes, Asensio or Modric. He has a replacement. We’re not going to kill him. We play every three days from this game. He may need to rest in an encounter. He played every week. Today he was not good at finishing, but it was not a physical question.

Next Tuesday, the Merengue will begin the defense of their title of European champion on the ground of the Scots of Celtic Glasgow, during the 1st day of the group stage of the Champions League. With Karim Benzema back in the starting XI? Answer at the beginning of the week…

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