The coach referred to the video that was leaked between the French and his compatriot Mendy talking about the Brazilian
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Zidane and his reflection on the filtration of Benzema's sayings about Vinicius Júnior (REUTERS / Sergio Perez)
The fire did not spread too much because Real Madrid rescued an agonizing draw in their visit to Borussia Monchendladbach for the second date of their Champions League area, in which they have not yet triumphed. But he had media notoriety. Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy were recorded by a camera while criticizing their teammate Vinicius Júnior for his game , at halftime of the last engagement. Now Zinedine Zidane spoke.
“The most important thing is that this is clarified and that the players talk to each other and nothing happens , “ said the Merengue coach at the last press conference, prior to tomorrow's duel for the Spanish league against Huesca at the Santiago Bernabéu . where they will seek to recover the summit lost in the hands of Real Sociedad (one point above).
What did Benzema say to Mendy? In French and under his breath, he whispered: “He does what he wants. Brother, don't play with him … Oh my god. Play against us ”. Aware of this situation, Zidane did not avoid the controversy but on the contrary, he faced it and delved into the subject.
Benzema asks a teammate not to pass it on to Vinicius
“It has always happened in the field, many things are said and then it stays there. In the end we are a team and we need our energy for something else. But it is good from time to time that these things also happen because it means that we are alive, “ he said. And he added: “They've already talked and it's perfect. No problem and vice versa, they all trained very well and in the end it is the most important thing, that our energy is for tomorrow's game and nothing else, the rest is clear ”.
For his part, he affirmed that this event will not damage the image of the French striker and was not concerned about the Brazilian's state of mind: “He is here, he is young, he has a present and future at Madrid. It is what he is doing. He works. I see him well. He is also a boy who wants to learn, improve, and that is good for a coach and a team “.
The controversy settled in Real Madrid: Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr. (EFE / Juan Herrero)
Finally, the compatriot of Benzema and Mendy lowered the entire tone of the costume short circuit and looked for reasons: “It is true that today the problem we have is that there are many more cameras than before and only that changes, but it always happened. between players and then that stays there ” . His ability as a coach and wardrobe management will be essential to defuse any future crossover between protagonists in one of the templates with the most figures and important egos in the world.
After tomorrow's commitment against Huesca, which appears in the relegation zone, Madrid will host Inter Milan next Tuesday for the third date of Group B of the Champions League, which for now has it as bottom line product of its defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk and the draw against Gladbach . The next two matches against the Italians (he will visit Giusseppe Meazza on November 25) may end up defining their classification or elimination from the continental competition. On Wednesday, December 9, he will play his last match in the area against Borussia and days later he will collide with Atlético Madrid for a domestic tournament in the capital classic.