Zidane: We are not going to risk with Karim Benzema

Zidane: We are not going to risk with Karim Benzema


Zinedine Zidane is just one game ahead to win his second title as Real Madrid boss. His first full season as Los Blancos manager starts with a big game already in August against Sevilla to win the European Supercup. It would be the third time the club wins this title.

The French manager is still thinking which players will be suitable for the job. A lot of stars will miss the game and it’s very likely that no one from the BBC will be in the pitch today. Benzema is the only player who has travelled to Norway but Zidane is not sure about his performance.

“Benzema is fine. He didn’t play the last games and we are not going to risk anything. I’m happy he is with us and he has been preparing the season with the squad. The most important thing is that Benzema has not any other issue in the future”, the manager says.

With Benzema in doubt, Álvaro Morata and Lucas Vázquez could be the attackers for tomorrow’s game in Trondheim. Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale didn’t travel to Norway as they finished the season very late due to the Euro 2016.

Despite all these problems, Zidane doesn’t look worried: “I’m not concerned for not having the BBC. They played the Euro and they had their normal holidays after a tough season. I’d rather having the full squad but I prefer that Gareth and Toni could stay in Madrid and work. They just arrived, so it was better for them to say. Pepe and Cristiano are still injured. I’m not worried. I’m happy because the season is about to start”.

Manchester United signed yesterday Paul Pogba and Real Madrid board is still looking for some new signings. However, Zidane doesn’t want to rush: “I’m happy with the squad. We have won with this squad but that doesn’t mean anything. This year we have to show that we are ready. And the first game is tomorrow”, Zidane finished.