By SABC Sport
16th March 2023
With their crucial La Liga match against Barcelona in just three days, Benzema's injury has become a cause for concern for Real Madrid.
After the match, Benzema assured everyone that he would recover in time for the El Clasico match on Sunday. In an interview with Movistar+, he said, "It was a strong blow to the tibia. Just a knock. I will be there, I will be there. It was a difficult match against a good rival, but we, from the beginning, showed that we wanted to go forward. It was a good match for the fans and for everyone."
Benzema also highlighted his team's resilience in difficult situations. "Suffering is today's football. Everyone wants more, but sometimes you have to suffer. The most important thing is to suffer and get through," he said.
Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti echoed Benzema's thoughts, and stated that "the injury was just a knock" and hoped that there aren't any problems.
Real Madrid are aware that the upcoming match against Barcelona is crucial to their La Liga title hopes. The team is currently trailing behind Barcelona by nine points. Although Benzema hasn't been as effective as last season due to injuries, he is still the team's top scorer in La Liga, with 11 goals in 15 matches, and his absence could cause significant problems for the team's structure.
Benzema remained non-committal about which team he would like to face next. "All the teams are good. At this level there are no small teams and it is defined by details. We'll see who we get," he added.