Benzema and Camavinga will miss Real Madrid’s La Liga match against Girona on Tuesday, with Carlo Ancelotti hoping for a return by the weekend.
Karim Benzema and Eduardo Camavinga will miss Tuesday’s LaLiga match against Girona. The Head Coach, Carlo Ancelotti confirmed the news.
Ancelotti expects the pair to be available for Saturday’s home game against Almeria before the Copa del Rey final against Osasuna. He is also expecting both at the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City.
David Alaba is also likely to make his return for the Osasuna game on May 6. He missed Saturday’s 2-0 win over Celta Vigo.
Ancelotti ran through the players he will be missing as his team attempts to close the gap on leaders Barcelona at a press conference on Monday.
“Benzema and Camavinga are out, and [Dani] Ceballos has accumulated cards,” he explained. “Camavinga played the entire game [vs. Celta], but he felt some discomfort from a knock.” They should be available for Almeria, in my opinion.
Ferland Mendy and Alaba will also be absent.
Alaba is doing well, and I don’t think he’ll be a problem in the Copa del Rey final.
Ancelotti elaborated on Benzema’s situation, saying, “If he recovers from his knock, he’ll play against Almeria.”
“He’s extremely important to us.”
“He’s played at a high level in recent games, and you keep it up by playing, not resting.”
“We want him to play if he’s healthy, and that’s exactly what he wants to do.”
Benzema and Camavinga to miss next Laliga Match
“If we’re talking about the quality of the two teams, there’s no way 11 points should be between us. And that’s been clear in the games we’ve played against each other,” he said. “We’re two evenly matched teams, and the deficit was caused by minor details.” We want to reduce it.”
Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 on Sunday. The gap between the Spanish Giants is now 11 points with eight games remaining of LaLiga remained. Ancelotti is eager to close it in order to better reflect his perception of how close the Clasico rivals are.
“If we’re talking about the quality of the two teams, there’s no way 11 points should be between us, and that’s been clear in the games we’ve played against each other,” he said. We want to reduce the deficit because “we’re two evenly matched teams” and “the deficit was caused by minor details.”
The Santiago Bernabeu’s surface has been impacted by the renowned stadium’s ongoing renovations, which raised more questions despite their victory over Celta..
Marco Asensio scored and assisted in the game, but he also hit a wayward shot in the second half that appeared to bobble up off the surface, and Ancelotti has previously stated that it will be replaced before the game against Manchester City on May 9.
“Every team wants to play on a beautiful pitch,” said Ancelotti. “We are aware of the problems at the Bernabeu, but we will not complain.”
“We’re talking about something obvious; our playing surface is suffering as a result of ongoing construction, and they’ll fix it as soon as possible.”