Benzema Doubtful For Atalanta With Zidane Not Taking Risks On Real Madrid Star’s Fitness

Benzema Doubtful For Atalanta With Zidane Not Taking Risks On Real Madrid Star's Fitness
Benzema Doubtful For Atalanta With Zidane Not Taking Risks On Real Madrid Star's Fitness


The forward, who has 17 goals this season, missed Saturday’s convert, Valladolid, on account of an ankle injury

Zinedine Zidane has insisted Real Madrid won’t take any risks with Karim Benzema’s fitness.

The forward sat out Madrid’s 1-0 win at Valladolid on Saturday on account of an ankle injury and may be a doubt for the clash with Atalanta within the Champions League next week.

Benzema will have a scan on Sunday during a bid to shed light on the severity of the matter, and Zidane’s cautious assessment suggests he won’t be fit to face the Serie A side.

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What was said?

“We aren’t getting to take risks with Benzema because the season is long,” Zidane said. “If he’s fine, he is going to be with us. If not, he won’t.

“We aren’t getting to take risks. We never take risks.

“If it had been the Champions League final, that’s different and that we could [take a risk]. If it’s the ultimate game of the Liga season, maybe.

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“But there are many games to play, so we won’t take risks. He will have a scan tomorrow and that we will see.”

Real’s injury problems

Benzema joined an extended list of injuries Zidane has to manage.

Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Rodrygo Goes, Federico Valverde, Alvaro Odriozola, Eden Hazard, Marcelo and Eder Militao are beat the clinic and unlikely to be fit face Atalanta.

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On the broader problem, Zidane said: “It’s true that we’ve many injuries, but we hope to urge players back soon.

“We aren’t happy about it but there’s nothing we will do. For now, we’ve to form do with who we’ve here and we’re doing that. The available players are committed.”

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