Karim Benzema claims to be 100% on his return after the first injury of the season. However, not everyone at Real Madrid shares the Frenchman’s optimism, especially with El Clasico in the background.
Karim Benzema wants to play again. The ‘9’ of Real Madrid is more connected than ever, assuring that the games he had played until his unfortunate injury had been “preseason games”, even when his teammates have already entered the competitive rhythm since the league debut in the Power Horse Stadium against Almeria.
The French striker, absent from the national team break, returns with his batteries recharged and with a request that Ancelotti seems to agree with: “Benzema will start tomorrow”. Despite the pact between the transalpine coach and his pupil, there are several dissenting voices that raise some alarm regarding the situation of the French striker: the medical body points out that caution should be taken with the minutes that Karim Benzema plays.
Although he appears to be fully recovered and ready to go out and score goals and make his team play, the reality is that Real Madrid’s medical services advise patience both for the player and for Carlo Ancelotti, who already has in his possession the detailed reports the evolution of Karim Benzema’s brief injury. Many Real Madrid employees ask for calm, but these pleas do not seem to be heard.
The importance of the future
The main argument used by the medical services to prevent Benzema from exposing himself to a title after his recovery is the proximity of the Clásico. This is a capital game in the season for Real Madrid, and its importance has multiplied exponentially due to the fortunate and not at all suspicious economic and footballing resurrection of FC Barcelona, which today maintains a streak of points similar to the pupils of Carlo Ancelotti.
Despite the fact that the ridiculous goalless draw against Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou subtracts two key points from Real Madrid, the white team is exposed to a defeat on October 16 that could relegate them to second place and put him fully into an unnecessary fight against the third and fourth classified to ensure the runner-up.
The medical staff has established these two weeks until the Classic as an optimal recovery period for Benzema, with the aim that he be in full physical and footballing faculties to face FC Barcelona, in one of the games where both teams play a lot more than leadership. These recommendations depend, of course, on the approval of Carlo Ancelotti, who has already spoken with Benzema about his situation and his feelings in the last training session. For the time being, the ‘Nine’ “will start” tomorrow against Osasuna.