In two days, Didier Deschamps will announce the list of the French team which will play the World Cup in Qatar. And barring an incredible turnaround, Karim Benzema will be present in the Blues group. This does not prevent some uncertainties with regard to its current form.
The Real Madrid striker, who played part of the game last Wednesday night against Celtic, is still out due to muscle problems that are complicating his last weeks. The most recent news suggests that Benzema is mostly on the precautionary principle with his Monday withdrawal against Rayo Vallecano and that there is no reason to fear a cold shower in view of the World Cup.
A risky recovery in C1 against Celtic
Nevertheless, the Team of the day reveals that this principle of caution has not always been respected lately. According to the daily, while Benzema returned to the pitch last week in the Champions League against Celtic, KB9 played again “without yet being at 100% of his physical means”. Which probably explains why the muscle alert quickly returned. A risk that could have been more expensive than a simple absence of a few days with Real Madrid, and now seems to push Benzema to the greatest caution…
Karim Benzema, the striker of the France team and Real Madrid, is still at a standstill. After taking a big risk last Wednesday. Indeed, the Blues striker was obviously not fully recovered last week when he played.