Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema praised the results achieved by his team this season despite not winning any title.
Benzema said in statements to the French newspaper L’Equipe: “I do not support the accusations and criticism of the team for not being crowned with any title this season, because we suffered from many injuries in our ranks (60 injuries),” adding: “We did not have the opportunity to play with the best squad we have. It was a difficult season, but we reached the Champions League semi-finals and fought to the end in the Spanish League, “where the team settled for second place behind champion Atletico Madrid.
And about the possibility of his countryman Zinedine Zidane leaving his position in the technical management of the royal team, Benzema commented: “I do not see that Zidane will leave, Zidane will not go, and you will see.”
He added: “I really respect Zidane because he is very frank with me, this gives me a lot of confidence on the field. So far, Zidane is the coach of Real Madrid, I do not think he will leave, and if he decides to leave, he will, but at the moment I cannot imagine the team without him.”
And press reports revealed that “Zizo” made a decision to leave Real Madrid after the team was eliminated from the Champions League semi-finals against Chelsea.