Live broadcast on March 10 th According to The Athletic, Benzema’s physical condition has been very bad because he participated in more competitions this season.
When Ancelotti and his coaching team coached Real Madrid in 2021, they noticed that Benzema’s training state was different from that when he coached Real Madrid before. The 35-year-old player has been plagued by injuries since last December, and Benzema also missed FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 because of a hip injury.
Javier Atalaya, who has worked with Benzema for eight years, compared the player to a bull. He told The Athletic that Benzema’s physical condition has been very bad because he has participated in more competitions this season. In addition to the League, the King’s Cup and the Champions League, Real Madrid also participated in the World Club Cup and the European Super Cup this season. Despite the injury problem, the team still thinks that his strength is equivalent to that of last season. So far this season, Benzema has averaged 4.4 shots per game, which is the highest since the 2015/16 season, while his average expected goal in Spain is 0.58, which is also the highest since the expected goal statistics.
Benzema, on the other hand, performed well both on and off the court. Atalaya said that unless Real Madrid had a game in the middle of the week, Benzema trained with him for two days a week for an hour of extreme training, which was equivalent to five hours of regular training. He believes that Benzema and Carlo Ancelotti will arrange the players’ game time, and Carlo Ancelotti will not risk the recovery time of the injured.
The source said: "Benzema is very independent, which is why he has extra training with his trusted physiotherapist and physical fitness coach outside the Real Madrid training base. The players are very focused on the match between Real Madrid and Europe. "
Although the player’s contract will expire this summer, he has not discussed the future with other clubs. They will play Liverpool at 4 am on March 16th, Beijing time, and he will prove the doubters wrong in the game.