Benzema denies having said not to pass it on to Vinicius

Karim Benzema was left unsettled last night when Telefoot broadcast in France the audios of a conversation he had with Ferland Mendy in the changing room tunnel before starting the second half of Borussia-Real Madrid. According to that television recording, Benzema would have said very strong things against Vinicius, although he does not name him directly in his conversation with Mendy (Courtois was a couple of meters ahead).

Benzema's harshest phrases to the French left-back were “Don't pass it on” or “He's going against us.” As AS learned through Benzema's environment, the player categorically denies having said the first sentence (“Don't pass it on”). These sources maintain that the dialogue of several players (among which at the beginning was also Courtois) were based on analyzing various concepts of the first half game, even the errors in the few scoring chances that the Whites had and the need to shoot well offside in defense to avoid goals like the first one made by Thuram (Varane was hooked).

But that environment is blunt with respect to the accusation that has fallen on Benzema in which he urges Mendy not to pass it on to Vinicius (I insist, although the name of the Brazilian does not appear at any time in the audios issued on the night of Tuesday by Telefoot). What Benzema has ruled out is to make public any appearance or any public statement to clarify what happened. “Karim has been very good with Vinicius these two years, helping him to grow as a player and as a person within the club. It is not normal now that you get hit by a recording whose sounds are mixed and confused. And that phrase to Mendy so that he does not pass the ball to him is not Karim's… ”.

What is undeniable that Benzema He feels uncomfortable playing with Vinicius and his gestures give him away. The reproaches of the French to the Brazilian are less and less undisguised, something that in the face of the fan who sees it on television does not look good. Furthermore, Benzema feels now more liberated with the return of Hazard, with whom he has great harmony on and off the field. In the 20 minutes that the Belgian was on the field, Karim gave him five balls and they looked for each other. In the 25 minutes of the second half, Karim did not connect with the Brazilian even once. Zidane, there you have a problem that you must solve with them …