Good news for Real Madrid’s attack in the face of the clash against Atlético de Madrid, it is about the reappearance of Karin Benzema, who seems to have left behind the injury that took him away from the courts for a few weeks
French striker Karim Benzema was the positive news of Real Madrid training two days before the Madrid derby of the Wanda Metropolitano, rejoining the group dynamics with good feelings and completing all the training under the command of Zinedine Zidane.
The French coach sees his problems solved at the attack point to face the leader, Atlético de Madrid, at home. The bad news of Mariano Díaz’s muscle injury on Thursday was offset by Benzema’s return to the group. The Frenchman showed that he is fit to play the derby and according to club sources informed Efe, he was able to complete the entire session.
On February 19, Karim’s muscle injury in his left adductor muscle was confirmed, which has prevented him from playing against Valladolid and Real Sociedad in LaLiga Santander, plus the visit to Atalanta in the Champions League. His last appearance, extending his good scoring line as a great benchmark for Real Madrid, was against Valencia on February 14.
With his recovery plan completed and in need of his return to the derby, Benzema took the last step on Friday morning adding to the group dynamics. The Frenchman used himself to the maximum in all the exercises and signed up for the great meeting of the Metropolitan in which Real Madrid plays a large part of its options to follow in the fight for the league title.
The training directed by Zidane, in which he glimpses the starting team he will bet on in the derby, began with activation exercises, according to the club’s website, before working with the ball in the possession and pressure test, before running series and shots on goal. The morning had a load of tactical work from the Madrid coach with his players and ended with a match on a small pitch.
The injured Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Eden Hazard and Mariano Díaz were absent from training, confirmed casualties for the match against Atlético de Madrid. Ramos and Hazard are the closest to rejoining the group’s work and returning to the pitch.